While RSPCA NSW was established to protect animals, there is also a dedicated band of humans that are integral to the organisation. In this section you will read more about why the RSPCA exists and what we are aiming to achieve, and the board members who guide the organisation to achieve those goals. And if you’re keen to join us to help create a better future for animals, there are details about current positions available.

We receive well more than 80,000 calls every year – from people making cruelty complaints through to requests for advice about dog training and enquiries about animals available for adoption. Find out the best way to contact us for an answer to your question.

And if you are one of the wonderful organisations that wishes to support us with a grant, this is where you’ll find the documentation you need to support your generosity.

When you work with RSPCA NSW, you are joining a team of people committed to preventing cruelty to animals and improving outcomes for animals in our care.

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At RSPCA NSW, we like to offer transparency. Here, you can view our annual and financial reports and summaries.

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Our Board is made up of people with a wide range of backgrounds and skills, who are all committed to tackling animal cruelty.

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Our network of inspectors, shelters, veterinarians, volunteers and foster carers helped more than 38,000 animals last year.

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How you can help

Looking to adopt? Search now for dogs, cats and other pets available for rehoming at your local RSPCA shelter.

RSPCA has joined forces with Bendigo Bank and Mastercard to create an exciting range of credit cards that offer Australians a way to help animals in need.

Each year, over 40,000 animals turn to RSPCA NSW for help. Every donation from you is vital in rescuing and caring for them.

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  1. The initiative runs in New South Wales only from 24 February to 26 February 2017 inclusive.
  2. The initiative applies to all animals available for adoption at RSPCA NSW shelters, Care Centres and participating Petbarn Adoption Centres only. The initiative does not extend to RSPCA NSW animals offered for adoption through RSPCA Volunteer branches.
  3. Animals adopted during the initiative are subject to availability. Should all available animals be rehomed prior to the end of the initiative, the offer will no longer be honoured. No rainchecks are available.
  4. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  5. RSPCA NSW retains the right to refuse an adoption if it does not comply with standard operational processes.
  6. A maximum of two adoption animals may be adopted by any household.
  7. No animal will be placed on hold for any period. Adoption must be by personal attendance at one of the abovementioned facilities.
  8. Photographic personal identification must be presented at the time of adoption.
  9. A suitable carry cage must be used to transport birds, felines and small animals, including pocket pets, from the premises and during the journey home. If you do not have access to an appropriate carrier, you can purchase a carrier at the time of adopting your companion. Cardboard carriers are available to purchase for $10 from RSPCA shelters and Care Centres while stocks last.
  10. Suitable leads and harnesses must be used to transport canines from the premises. Canines must be appropriately restrained within the vehicle for the journey home. If you do not have access to an appropriate lead and harness, suitable equipment is available for purchase at the time of adoption while stocks last.
  11. Suitable transport for livestock and horses must be considered prior to adoption, and animals must be collected on the day of adoption.
  12. We understand that sometimes, despite your and RSPCA NSW’s best endeavours, your new pet doesn’t settle into your lifestyle. For this reason, you can return any animal to a RSPCA NSW shelter within 21 days from the time of collection to receive a replacement authorisation in accordance with our replacement policy, or a refund of the adoption fee paid. Please note: merchandise purchased cannot be returned as part of the replacement of an animal. Should a product be faulty, you can return that product, in its original condition, to the facility you purchased the merchandise from within seven (7) days and RSPCA NSW will replace that item.