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The farming industries are responsible for the care of millions of Australian farm animals, which means they are an important group for the RSPCA to engage with in driving animal welfare improvements across the supply chain, from farm all the way through to processing.

The RSPCA works closely with farmers to make a positive impact on the lives of farm production animals by providing an environment that meets their physiological and psychological needs.

Issues such as battery hens, sow stalls and live export are gaining momentum not just in NSW but at a national level. An RSPCA logo on a carton of eggs, packet of pork, chicken or turkey, means you can be assured that animals involved in the production of these products were raised under high animal welfare standards.

What RSPCA NSW is doing

The RSPCA works with the farming industry’s peak bodies to develop animal welfare standards and to effect positive change in animal husbandry and management across the wider industry.
Our inspectors work closely with farmers and government bodies, and respond to the public’s concerns in various areas including: livestock transportation standards, sale yards, drought-stricken livestock, livestock stranded by floods, bushfires and abattoirs.

Ban Live Export

The RSPCA was involved in the development of new standards to ensure that basic animal welfare requirements are met during the livestock transport process. We are disappointed at the slow pace at which the standards have been incorporated into legislation by the states and territories, and hope to see the standards incorporated into quality assurance programs by the livestock and transport industries. READ MORE


RSPCA NSW has 10 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 educate the need for responsible pet ownership in the aim of increasing awareness and reducing the number of unwanted animals.

RSPCA Care Centres

RSPCA Care Centres are shelter outreach facilities that includes an adoption centre and outpatient veterinary consult room. Their main aims are to rehome more animals in a welfare-friendly environment and educate the community about responsible pet ownership.

Volunteer Branches

Volunteer branches are the backbone of the RSPCA work in regional NSW. Each branch is run exclusively by volunteers and plays a vital role in foster care and finding permanent homes for animals, desexing programs, support, fundraising initiatives in their local community – and much, much more!


How can you help

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Adopt a pet

The best reason to adopt your new pet from the RSPCA is not only will you be giving a new home to an animal that really needs you, but through your support, you'll be helping the RSPCA to assist many more animals that might not have a chance otherwise.

Adoptapet helps you decide on the type of pet that is best for you, and allows you to view some of the wonderful animals available at RSPCA Care Centres and shelters across NSW.

Pet Matchmaker

Looking to adopt a pet? There are dogs, cats and other pets available for rehoming at your local RSPCA shelter. SEARCH NOW.

Animals how you can help

Learn how to take care of your pet, with information on diet, health considerations, sickness, training and more.

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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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