Cats have been our companions for centuries, as evidenced by the mummified cats found in the tombs of ancient Egypt. Since this time, human and feline interaction has continued to develop, along with our understanding of their needs and the benefits of forging a cat-human relationship.
Research suggests we have 3.3 million cats lounging about our homes, and there are many more around us: stray cats and kittens who pop in with empty bellies for the occasional feed and feral cats who are rarely seen, but whose population numbers are ever increasing.
Many cat owners will tell you that they feel as if they exist to serve their cat. However, regardless of how high and mighty your feline may be, they rely on us to feed them correctly, identify signs of illness and ensure their habitat is stress and disease free.
Did you know that a single pair of undesexed cats and their kittens can produce as many as 420,000 felines in just seven years?Learn More >
Cats are the ultimate hunters. Attacks on wildlife are sadly very common, but can easily be reduced.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 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.