Blue Mountains
Shelter

121-125 Mort Street
Katoomba
NSW 2780

Phone: (02) 4782 2674
Fax: (02) 4782 5556

Opening hours:
10:00am - 3:30pm
Mon, Tues & Thurs-Sun

Closed Wed & public
holidays

RSPCA NSW Blue Mountains shelter

RSPCA NSW has 12 shelters that provide comfortable accommodation and the best possible care to surrendered, neglected, unwanted, sick or injured animals.

Each year tens of thousands of animals arrive at RSPCA shelters. The RSPCA works within NSW communities to promote responsible pet ownership with the aim of increasing awareness and reducing the number of unwanted animals. Animals arriving at shelters come from a variety of sources, including:

• surrendered by an owner
• handed in as an injured stray (RSPCA shelters do not have the means to accept uninjured stray animals. Anyone having found a stray animal will be referred to their local pound)
• seized by an Inspector under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (POCTA).

Staff members assess all animals to ensure they are medically and behaviourally sound. Animals requiring extra attention are referred to our behavioural team or our vets.

Animals deemed suitable for adoption are advertised on www.adoptapet.com.au. The behaviour of all animals available through the RSPCA has been assessed to determine the animal’s suitability for adoption, and identify their unique re-homing requirements. This enables staff to match animals with potential adopters.

All adoption animals have undergone a comprehensive vet check, been desexed, microchipped, treated for internal and external parasites (such as worms and fleas), and had their initial vaccination. Dogs are also heartworm tested and treated.

123 animals in shelter

1,345 animals rehomed to date

12 volunteers

675 meals fed per day

VOLUNTEER

Our animals and staff depend on regular and reliable volunteer assistance. We have a strong commitment to training our staff and volunteers so that the highest standards are maintained. We therefore ask that our volunteers commit to a regular shift – this helps the volunteer gain the skills required to meet these standards and allows them to get the most value out of becoming a trusted member of our team. It also ensures that the time and effort put in by our staff to train volunteers results in benefits for the animals in our care.

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How You Can Help

How you can help

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