More than 40 cats were adopted in 30 days thanks to Adoptable Pet Rescue's July adoption drive.
Currently there are around 20 dogs in foster care and just 15 cats thanks to the July promotion.
Adoptable Pet Rescue was formed in 2013 by Lynley Hoileys and Ash Dark.
The pair saw a high rate of euthanasia in the region and wanted to make a difference.
Since then the group has grown with six people in the core group plus foster carers.
The group help all animals but their main rescues are cats and dogs.
Adoptable Pet Rescue secretary Lauren Del Rio was rescuing animals through her role as vet at the time the group was formed.
When it started she jumped on board as a foster carer and to assist with health management.
Today foster carers are still needed.
"Fostering is our biggest requirement we can never have too many foster carers," she said.
"We match the right foster animal to foster home.
"If you're someone who wants puppies and kittens in your life we'd love to have you as foster carers saving lives."
Dogs are typically surrendered when they are between 12 and 18 months old.
"It's behavioural issues 90 per cent of the time," Lauren said.
"People haven't put in the time to socialise them and train them properly.
"People need to be proactive."
If you get a puppy make sure you have time to put in to make sure they're a happy, healthy and social dog.Lauren Del Rio
Aside from training and socialisation the other main responsibilities for pet owners is desexing and microchipping.
"Desexing is important so we're not producing more animals and if your pet is lost a microchip will mean they can come home and not be in a pound," Lauren said.
In a bid to increase desexing rates the group is offering support to the owners of female cats in the area.
"We will pay for your female cat to be desexed if you are a Stawell residents or close neighbour," Lauren said.
"If you have an entire female cat and can't afford to get her desexed we'll help.
"Kitten season is about to begin and it's the bain of our existence."
Thanks to the support of fosters and two local businesses Petstock Stawell and Westway Nursery Stawell a lot of cats find homes quickly.
"Westway have them roaming around and people can meet them and see their personality," Lauren said.
Search Adoptable Pet Rescue on Facebook to see all the pets currently available for adoption.
- Read more pet stories in the Pets of Wimmera and Grampians Magazine 2019.
You can help
Food, leads, food bowls, blankets, collars - anything that can be used for the animals.
If donating food get in touch to ensure you're buying the right brand.
All donated items that cannot be used will be sold at the markets with all money going back into the group.
BSB: 063 528
Acc Number: 1027 1821
Acc Name: Adoptable Pet Rescue Inc.
If you have the time and space to foster a cat, dog or even a rabbit get in touch.
Fostering helps keep animals out of cages and also means more animals can be helped to their forever home.
Contact Adoptable Pet Rescue for more information via their Facebook page: Adoptable Pet Rescue or email firstname.lastname@example.org.