Help Us Help Them

Companion Animal Network Australia – CAN supports the direct-care work of our member agencies on behalf of companion animals. They provide affordable veterinary care, foster care, adoption and community services.

As a charity, not for profit, DGR registered organisation which receives no government funding for our welfare work, we rely solely on donations, sponsorships, bequests, grants and the support of our community.

The money received through our Foundation is distributed directly to our Members in support of the services they provide.

Companion Animal Network Australia – CAN does not utilise the services of telemarketing or door-to-door fundraisers for any of our campaigns. All donations are processed online via our GiveNow secure payment gateway. Please keep this in mind when making a donation, if you are ever unsure please contact us.

Please email us at for further details. All donations to the foundation are tax deductible (GiveNow will open in a new tab).

There are several ways you can help us care for companion animals


Would you like to make a one-off donation or perhaps make it a regular donation?

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Where the money goes

  • $5 Will supply 10 Healthy Meals for the tummies of small animals
  • $10 Covers the cost of Cat & Dog Flea Treatment
  • $20 Will protect 15 animals from disease and parasites
  • $25 Will supply pain relief for injured animal
  • $30 Will help cover the cost of Vet Consultations
  • $35 Will microchip 57 animals so they can be reunited with their family if they are lost.
  • $40 Will help cover the cost of essential vaccinations
  • $50 Will help cover the cost of essential vaccinations
  • $100 Will help cover the cost of life saving surgery
  • $120 Will enable 18 animals 5 days care in our foster care programs
  • $150 Will cover the cost to desex 13 animals and prevent unwanted litters
  • $250 Will provide specialised care when they have been in an accident

How you can help

There are several ways you can help us care for companion animals.


Would you like to make a one-off donation or perhaps make it a regular donation? (GiveNow will open in a new tab).

The cost of a coffee a day will help save the lives of our best friends

Money the Frenchbulldog feels a million bucks thanks to you

Money is a five-year-old French bulldog, who was surrendered to Lort Smith Animal Hospital when his previous carers moved overseas. He had itchy skin, inflamed ears and some spinal issues, which required a long course of treatment.

Money was diagnosed with generalised atopic skin disease, a skin condition caused by allergies, which in turn lead to an infection in both ears called otitis externa. This caused so much swelling and discomfort for Money that he needed two weeks of anti-inflammatory and antibiotic medication before the vets could even see into his ears.

Money was prescribed steroids, bathed with a medicated shampoo to help his skin and started a prescription diet specially formulated to support dogs with skin and food sensitivities. While his skin improved, his ear canals were still swollen and sore. A CT scan of Money’s head showed extensive ear damage requiring immediate treatment with an antibiotic and steroid solution, made in-house at Lort Smith.

Within a few weeks, Money’s ears were looking much healthier and the infection was clearing. He was also lucky to have an amazing foster carer, Emily, to support him through all his surgeries and recovery, and eventually adopted him!

She will need to continue providing special ongoing care for Money’s ear and skin condition, but we know he’ll be in good hands! Money is now feeling a million bucks thanks to the combined efforts of Lort Smith staff and volunteers, and our generous donors.


Consider a lasting gift in your Will today, to secure their future tomorrow.

By choosing to pledge a legacy gift in your Will, no matter the size, your support of the vital lifesaving programs will go directly to where it is needed most. 

If we can assist with further information or if you wish for a confidential discussion regarding your intentions, please contact us at

Workplace Giving

Workplace giving is a simple and effective way for employees to give regular donations to a charity from their pre-tax pay. Workplace giving enables us to continue our vital work of caring for our Members lost and abandoned pets.

New to workplace giving or use a 3rd party platform? Find out more about Workplace Giving. View our listing at Workplace Giving Australia.

To find out more about supporting the Home through workplace giving, please email our CEO Trish Ennis at


Workplace giving programs is where employees nominate the charity of their choice and specify the amount from their pre-tax pay they wish to donate each pay period.


To include Companion Animal Network Australia – CAN in your existing workplace giving program, simply contact

The Benefits 

  • Boosts and improves staff engagement, retentions, productivity, reputation and social impact in the workplace.
  • Cost-effective way to build long-term partnership with our national charity and your business.
  • It feels good to give! Especially when you're giving to furry friends.

Join the Pack

We are so grateful for our current workplace giving supporters. Be inspired and check out the businesses who are currently supporting us.


General Partnership Opportunities

Partnerships are created bespoke and offer an array of marketing and promotional benefits. If you are interested in becoming a corporate partner, we would love to hear from you. Please email and speak directly to our CEO, Trish Ennis.

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