Friends of Bungendore


Bungendore Veterinary Surgery is proud to be a part of our town and region through support of fundraising events for local community groups and schools, sponsorship of events such as the Pet Parade at the annual Bungendore Show, and facilitating visits from groups such as the scouts and students participating in the National Youth Science Forum. We also regularly provide internship placements for university veterinary students and work experience placements for school students.

We are active supporters of ACT Rescue and Foster (ARF), Pegasus RDA and Wildcare and the wonderful work they do in our region in fostering and rehoming unwanted dogs; providing horse therapy programmes for those living with a disability and rescuing and rehabilitating injured wildlife. Please see below for more information on these organisations and how you may be able to support them or be involved.

Friends of Bungendore

ACT Rescue and Foster (ARF) Inc. is an incorporated association of people in Canberra and the surrounding region who rescue dogs from euthanasia and foster them temporarily in their own homes for as long as it takes to find them loving, permanent homes.

ARF aims to save and improve the lives of dogs in the Canberra region, as well as in surrounding regions, including metropolitan and regional Sydney, by:

  • Rescuing and re-homing as many unwanted dogs as possible,
  • Educating the community about responsible dog companionship,
  • Working with local pounds to help achieve, develop and implement minimum destruction policies and procedures, and
  • Establishing and developing networks of communication for people involved in rescuing and re-homing dogs.

PO Box 1308
Woden ACT 2606
Committee Email:
Rehome Email:

Friends of Bungendore

Pegasus Riding for the Disabled ACT (Pegasus) was established to provide therapeutic horse-facilitated programs and activities aimed at developing abilities for people living with a disability.

Established in 1973, Pegasus Riding for the Disabled ACT is a not-for-profit charitable organisation with a vision for a world which only sees ability in people living with a disability.

Pegasus provides horse-facilitated therapy programs and activities to those living with a disability in the ACT and local NSW region. For a person living with a disability, Pegasus’ horse-facilitated therapy programs help to improve coordination, balance, muscle development, fitness, communication skills and leadership.

P: 6254 9190
119 Drake Brockman Drive, HOLT, ACT, 2615
Pegasus Riding for the Disabled ACT Inc.

Friends of Bungendore

Wildcare is a voluntary group dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of native animals. Wildcare covers the region surrounding the ACT, providing advice and direct help to the public. Wildcare also gives educational talks to schools and community groups. New members and tax deductible donations are always welcome.

P: 6299 1966 24 hrs
PO Box 1404, Queanbeyan NSW 2620