About AAPS

The founders were a group of people greatly concerned about animal welfare, to help address the need for an Animal Shelter in the South Eastern region of Melbourne in Victoria.

After 50 years, the shelter continues to care for and nurture animals and aims to return as many as possible to their owners or to find them new fur-ever homes. Although most animals in our care are dogs, cats and rabbits, we accept ALL animals in need.

AAPS is a community-based, not-for-profit registered Charity. We rely entirely upon volunteers and community support together with our Opportunity Shops, to provide essential financial support for the Shelter as we do not receive any ongoing Government funding. We work very closely with ALL animal welfare organisations in our endeavour to provide protection, assistance, and welfare for all animals.

Committee of Management

Vice President

Alan Williams


Andrew Stopp

Secretary & Memberships

Rhona Van Der Kaay secretary@aaps.org.au

General Committee

Andrew Fielder & Graham Ambrose


Megan Seccull megan.seccull@aaps.org.au

Megan began volunteering in 2011, was invited to join the Committee in 2014 and became President in 2016. In 2020, Megan took up the role of General Manager and since then her leadership has spoken for itself: setting up and opening a Vet Clinic, contract for Perry Road signed, continued operation throughout the COVID19 pandemic, and a working relationship with Local Council. Megan Seccull was appointed CEO in 2023.

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