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In January 2023, it was decided by majority vote that Four Paws Adoption and Education Inc. would cease operation due to a lack of volunteers, management committee, and foster carers. Follow this resolution, Four Paws Adoption and Education Inc. has began the process of closing down the charity. To leave a lasting legacy on the Capricorn Coast, Four Paws Adoption and Education Inc. will be offering a desexing subsidy to Livingstone Shire residents. This subsidy is to provide support those with entire animals, whom may not be able to afford the costs of desexing their animal. 

Desexing your animal provides great value to you, your animal, and our community. It is expected at this stage that this subsidy will open in May/June 2023. This desexing subsidy will be funded by raised funds of Four Paws Adoption and Education Inc. and will be the last activity that Four Paws Adoption and Education Inc. undertake prior to closure. 


Four Paws Adoption and Education Inc is a Not For Profit Charity based on the beautiful Capricorn Coast, Queensland, servicing Yeppoon, Emu Park, Livingstone Shire Council area and broader Central Queensland.

We work tirelessly to help reduce the number of unwanted, stray and abandoned cats and dogs within the Livingstone Shire and Rockhampton Region by taking them into foster care until we can find them suitable, loving and forever homes. Four Paws provides medical support, rehabilitation to injured and mistreated animals, and community education initiatives to residents on the Coast. If interested in helping our cause, please get in touch. We are always on the lookout for new members, volunteers, foster carers and adopters.