RSPCA NSW advocates both human and animal welfare through a number of Community Support Programs that are designed to assist pet owners in coping with crisis and ensuring the wellbeing of their animals. Each program targets a specific demographic and combats a particular social issue.
No RSPCA community service program receives ongoing government funding.
RSPCA NSW wants to provide a range of community outreach services for homeless pets and their people to help them remain together while they get back on their feet, and to be as healthy and happy as they can be.
POOPS provides emergency boarding and temporary foster care for pets of socially isolated elderly people who need to go into hospital.
Safe Beds for Pets provides temporary housing for pets of women and children seeking refuge from domestic violence and aims to address the link between animal and human abuse and child protection.
The Indigenous Dogs program aims to improve the health and safety of indigenous children and families through the implementation of an integrated companion animal health and education program in rural indigenous communities.
Our Community Welfare Schemes aim to reduce the numbers of animals being euthanized in rural pounds and shelters and decrease human health and safety issues associated with large numbers of roaming stray dogs through desexing, education and media.
The pilot program is a joint collaboration between the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NSW (RSPCA NSW) and Corrective Services NSW. The program is based at the Outer Metropolitan Multi-Purpose Correctional Centre.