Animal Lover's Census 2021 As Australians, we’re partaking in the national census right now, and we all know how important that is. But at RSPCA we know what you really want to talk about — animals! In our special Animal Lover’s Census, we want to know about the impact animals have on you, your pets, how you care for them and their place in your lives and family. It’s all to help us better understand how best RSPCA NSW can help the community and animals in need. Step 1 of 5 20% About YouName* First Last Email* *In what ways have animals had an impact on your life? (Please tick one response)* I’m more socially connected with friends and family because of animals Animals have taught me and/or my children important values and lessons Animals have helped me be more active and get outdoors They bring me joy They give me love and companionship *We know you’re an animal lover, but do you prefer cats, dogs or love them both the same? (Please tick just one response)* I’m a dog lover! I’m a cat person! I love them both! *How many animal lovers are in the house? (Please tick just one response)* I'm a one person animal advocate Animals and pets are important to me and my partner My entire household loves pets, there are many of us! *We know a love of animals runs in the family! Do you have any little animal lovers in the house? (Please tick just one response)* Yes, I have young children who are passionate about animals! My adult children advocate animal welfare to their kids My pets are my babies! *Which of the following do you think would have the most powerful impact on animals doing it tough right now?(Please tick just one response)* Adopting animals into their forever homes Sheltering and rehabilitating injured and sick animals Investigating and prosecuting animal cruelty offences Educating the community and children on responsible pet ownership Supporting those in crisis to care for their pets Stopping breeding practices that are illegal Working with government to advocate for higher animal welfare standards *How have you engaged with RSPCA NSW? (Please tick all that apply)* Select All I adopted a pet I was able to save an injured/homeless animal by bringing it to the shelter or hospital I have enjoyed RSPCA events I’ve been able to volunteer and helped animals in need I received training/took a course there I love following their online stories and social media I have provided support through monetary or material goods Other *As one of our generous supporters, we know you’re always interested in understanding the most urgent needs of the animals. The following programs have been identified as critical priorities. Which one interests you the most?(Please tick just one response)* Intensive Breeding Taskforce: Inspectors cracking down on cruel breeding facilities Foster care: resourcing qualified volunteers to care for our youngest and most vulnerable animals in a loving home environment Pets in crisis: emergency boarding or critical medical treatment for pets whose owners are experiencing homelessness, isolation or domestic violence Leading through prevention: desexing, vaccinating, and microchipping animals to prevent animals from homelessness & disease Educating the next generation of animal owners: developing empathy and respect for all living creatures in NSW’s youth *Including a gift in your Will is extraordinarily generous and ensures the care of animals for generations. Recently, some supporters have told us they are in a position to, and have a preference for, making that contribution and seeing its impact within their own lifetime. Would you be interested in discussing the impact this type of gift could make in your lifetime?(Please tick just one response)* Yes, let’s talk about it further No, thank you. I am happy with all my current arrangements *We know that you’re keen to make sure RSPCA NSW has funding to care for and protect the animals of our state. Do you have a connection to a charitable foundation you think would consider supporting our organisation?(Please tick just one response)* Yes, I’d be happy to provide you with more information Sorry, I’m not aware of any connections Thanks for telling us about yourself, now we’d love to hear more about the animals in your life!*Do you currently have any pets of your own?* Yes No *Please list their names, species and breed (e.g. Fluffy - Dog - Staffy).Do you celebrate your pet's birthday? Yes! No, I don't celebrate my pets birthday When is it? Please include for each pet. *What was your primary motivation for getting a pet?* Companionship Security Pre-cursor to children For the children Found/rescued Seemed like the right time in my life to have a pet I've never owned a pet *We commonly hear that people have issues finding pet-friendly housing. Have you had this problem? (Please tick just one response) Yes, I have, and sadly had to give up a pet. Yes, I have, but eventually found a pet-friendly residence No, I’ve always been fortunate to find pet-friendly housing No, I own my own home. *What type of food do you feed your pet? Aside from lots of treats! (Please tick just one response) Tinned/Sachets wet food Dry food only Mix of wet and dry Raw meat/fresh produce Leftovers *How much do you estimate you spend on your pets each year? (Please tick just one response) Under $1,000 per year $1,000 - $3,000 per year More than $3,000 per year I'd prefer not to say *Many areas of NSW had recently suffered disasters forcing people and their pets to suddenly flee their homes. Do you have an emergency plan in place for your pets in case of evacuation? (Please tick just one response) Yes, I have a plan for what I would do in case of evacuation No, but I’d like more information on how to plan for my pets in case of evacuation *If something happens to you, what happens to your pet? One of the most common reasons why animals end up at RSPCA NSW is because their owners haven’t made arrangements for their future care. Do you have plans in place? (Please tick just one response) Yes, I have made detailed plans for my pets Yes, my pets are included in my Will No, but this is a great reminder, I’ll speak with my friends/family No, and I’m not sure who I can ask. I’d like RSPCA NSW to contact me with some helpful advice. *If you were to bring a new animal into your home, where would you find them? (Please tick all that apply) Breeder RSPCA or partners (e.g. Petbarn) Other rescue organisation Pet shop Online sellers Other The RSPCA is committed to handling your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). You can read our Collection Notice here.