Get Involved

Our supporters are the reason we are able to care for so many animals. Whether you join an event, make a donation, volunteer, or foster an animal, you play a vital role is ensuring that we are able to continue to aim to prevent cruelty to animals in the first place, and look after those who need our assistance.

You can get involved through a variety of ways, from becoming a member or a volunteer to donating money, or taking part in fundraising events.

The RSPCA Membership program is an important way of helping us raise funds and awareness for our work.

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We receive very little funding from the government, so we rely on people like you to raise funds to help us care for animals.

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Student placements are a great way to learn more about animal care and welfare. RSPCA NSW supports a variety of...

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Education is pivotal to RSPCA NSW’s vision of preventing cruelty to animals. Everyone can make a difference in the welfare...

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Here at the RSPCA, we’re very proud of the strong partnerships that we’ve developed with Corporate Australia. These relationships are...

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Our overarching purpose at RSPCA NSW is to help people help animals. In everything we do, we believe this needs...

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Are you passionate about animal welfare? Do you want to make a difference by getting involved and helping animals in...

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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.