While Australian society has seen many changes in recent years, the value Australians place on their relationships with their pets remains constant. Pets are part of the family in 63 per cent of Australian households, providing benefits to their owners and the communities they are part of.
For more than 140 years, RSPCA NSW has offered sanctuary to animals in need, provided veterinary care to the sick and injured, and investigated cruelty complaints. In that time hundreds of thousands of animals, and their owners, have benefited from our commitment to the prevention of animal cruelty.
At RSPCA NSW, we are too often reminded of the brutality and injustice perpetrated against animals. Our shelter staff and inspectors are the frontline defence against animal cruelty.
Every year, RSPCA NSW staff and volunteers go above and beyond to care for animals in need. From mice to ferrets, to cats and dogs, from horses and cattle, to emus and kookaburras, RSPCA NSW will always be there. Because we care for all creatures great and small.
Over 20,000 dogs come into our shelters each year. Find out what RSPCA NSW does to help dogs and how you can get involved.Learn More >
Cats and humans have been together for a long time, but as a community, we still struggle with two main issues: desexing and containment.Learn More >
Their size may be small, but their capacity for love is huge. Find out what RSPCA NSW does to help pocket pets and how you can get involved.Learn More >
Reptiles can make wonderful pets, but the illegal trade of our native wildlife can compromise their welfare. Find out what RSPCA NSW does to help reptiles and how you can get involved.Learn More >
Birds provide enjoyment and companionship to many people. We therefore have a duty of care so birds can live a fulfilled life that is free from stress and disease.Learn More >
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 Visa 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.