Friends of Kempsey Pound Inc has been operating for the better part of two years now, and in that time they have rehomed hundreds of cats and dogs from the Kempsey Pound.
Since starting the charity organisation, President Marion Crowley has been working tirelessly with her team to help the forgotten dogs and cats of Kempsey.
"Our main goal is to get cats and dogs out of the pound and send them to new loving homes," she said.
"We help mostly Kempsey animals, but we have done our best to help animals from Nambucca and Taree in the past.
"One day we hope to make the pound unnecessary, by promoting responsible pet ownership, de-sexing, microchipping, collars and proper fencing we hope to reduce the number of animals that end up in the pound."
Despite operating with less than ten members, the growing organisation has still managed to help hundreds of discarded pets find new homes.
"We took out over 400 animals from the pound last year, there have been maybe 70 this year, we do our best to get all the animals out of the pound as soon as possible," Marion said.
"Puppies and small dogs never stay at the pound; they are always moved either to my house or another carer immediately. The group is growing; we are up to 8 carers now.
"We are also getting some great volunteers and community members helping, a local vet clinic looks after the medical needs of the animals, and the council and rangers are great to work with as well."
With their numbers steadily increasing, the Friends of Kempsey Pound Inc is always on the lookout for responsible carers to help.
"We match the animal to the carer, if the carer and the animal are incompatible, they are moved straight away, consideration is given for the carers home situation, nobody is ever given a dog or cat they won't be able to look after," Marion said.
Pounds around the country are often filled to bursting, especially around holiday times,but the president of the Friends of Kempsey Pound does her best to ensure Kempsey stays empty.
"The pound is often full, it only has seven pens, but we keep in constant contact with the rangers for updates when new dogs or cats arrive. We try to ensure it doesn't stay full for very long," she said.
Anybody interested in being a carer, or finding out more can head over to the Friends of Kempsey Pound Inc Facebook page and send them a message.