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Keep Cool: Helping Our Furry and Feathered Friends Beat the Heat this Summer

With summer officially on our doorstep and temperatures expected to soar this weekend, RSPCA NSW is urging pet owners to take the necessary steps to keep their companions as cool and comfortable as possible.

Keeping Your Furry Friends Merry & Most Importantly, Safe Around Festive Foods

In the spirit of giving, it can be tempting to sneak our furry friends some festive food. But it’s still… Read more

Quiet Time: How We Are Caring for the Wellbeing of Shelter Dogs

Shelter life can be a struggle for many of the canines in our care.  The sudden change to the environment… Read more

Inspectorate Update – 37 animals seized from Upper Hunter Region

On Friday 24 November, a team of inspectors attended a property in the Upper Hunter Region after receiving intel that… Read more

Inspectorate Update – 36 Dogs Surrendered into RSPCA NSW Care

Yesterday, Wednesday 22 November, a team of inspectors executed a search warrant at a property in Western Sydney. A total… Read more

RSPCA NSW Welcomes First Inclusive Rescue Breed ‘Rescuoodles’

    In a bid to keep up with the rise of the most popular oodle breeds, RSPCA NSW are… Read more

Kitten Season: The Importance of Desexing Your Cat

    With the days getting longer and the weather warming up, cats are set to begin their breeding season…. Read more

RSPCA NSW announces mission ‘Find Forever Homes’ with $29 adoptions this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

RSPCA NSW is on a mission to ‘Find Forever Homes’ this weekend (3-5 November 2023) with adoption fees reduced to $29 for all animals available for adoption, across the state. The goal is to rehome as many animals as possible over the three-day adoption drive.

Finding Forever Homes: $29* Adoptions This Weekend! (3rd-5th Nov)

  RSPCA NSW is on a mission to ‘Find Forever Homes’ this weekend! For three special days, from November 3rd… Read more

Tick Season: Protecting Your Pet

As the weather starts to heat up, protecting your furry friends against ticks becomes more important than ever. Tick paralysis… Read more

RSPCA NSW Rescue Run: It’s not too late to step up against animal cruelty!

From October 18-31, RSPCA NSW is urging the community to get active and set the pace for animal welfare by participating in RSPCA’s Rescue Run. Animal lovers can step up to the challenge solo, with family, or with their friends (two or four-legged!).

Inspectorate Update – 11 dogs seized from Western Sydney Property

Yesterday, Wednesday 18 October, a team of inspectors executed a search warrant at a property in Western Sydney. A total of 11 dogs were seized, one of which required urgent veterinary treatment.

RSPCA NSW shelters unable to accept surrendered or stray felines for one month – vaccine supply shortage

In response to a nationwide supply shortage of core cat vaccinations, RSPCA NSW will be placing a temporary hold on accepting any surrendered or stray felines for the next month (four weeks) at all sites, except for our Blue Mountains and Illawarra shelters, which will continue to accept strays in line with council pound obligations during this period.

Double your Donation for One Day Only with RSPCA’s ‘Give to Get Them Home’

For one day only, animal lovers will be given the power to double their impact when they donate to RSPCA NSW on Thursday, 5th of October 2023, with ‘Give to Get Them Home’.

Big Milestone For Tiny Tom: 500 Days In Search Of Forever Home

Earlier this week, Tiny Tom, a long-term resident at RSPCA NSW’s Central Coast Behaviour and Rehabilitation Centre (BARC) celebrated his 2nd birthday. Unfortunately for Tiny Tom, it was a bittersweet celebration, as the day also marked his 500th day in care.

RSPCA’s first-ever Short Film Festival coming to Sydney

The premiere of the RSPCA Short Film Festival ‘RSPCA in Shorts’ is coming to Westfield Hoyts in Chatswood on Wednesday 11 October 2023.

Give to Get Them Home: Every Donation Doubled!

    For one day only, animal lovers will be given a rare opportunity to double their impact to RSPCA… Read more

Donate to Our Shelter Wish List

  We understand some people prefer to donate to us by buying specific goods rather than giving cash donations. We… Read more

RSPCA NSW Welcomes Koala Hubs

RSPCA NSW commends the NSW Government’s visionary efforts to establish the Great Koala National Park. This commitment marks a monumental… Read more

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RSPCA NSW Update: A Multifaceted Approach Needed to Manage Cat Overpopulation

On September 7, 2023, the Federal Government released an updated draft threat abatement plan aimed at addressing the issue of… Read more

Looking to Hold a Conference or Team Day all Whilst Supporting a Great Cause?

Since our grand opening last year, the RSPCA NSW Education Centre has been hosting corporate events, meetings, and training sessions…. Read more

The Newest Breed in Town: Meet The Rescuoodles

From Schnoodles to Cavoodles, there are oodles of wonderful breeds.  But there’s one more beautiful oodle that nobody sees.   … Read more

Serving Up Smiles: Gosford’s own Cakes by Kyla Bakes for a Cause

Indulging in delicious treats while supporting a worthy cause has never been sweeter! Local business ‘Cakes By Kyla’ baked up… Read more

Flour, Frosting, and Fur Friends: Celebrating RSPCA NSW Cupcake Day

RSPCA NSW celebrated our sweetest annual event this month! Cupcake Day is a month-long fundraising event that unites kitchens, canteens,… Read more

National Pet Dental Health Month: Healthy Smiles for Happy Tails

As August is National Pet Dental Health Month, we would like to shine a light on how to keep your… Read more

Woman convicted after her dog repeatedly ingested methamphetamines

A 30-year-old Western Suburbs woman was sentenced at Parramatta Local Court on 24 July 2023 in relation to multiple cases of drug poisoning suffered by her pet dog, Loca.

RSPCA Cupcake Day kneads your support this August

This August, RSPCA NSW is calling on animal lovers across the country to start baking for the 100,000 animals that turn to the RSPCA for protection each year. 

Forbidden Foods for Furry Friends

  Earlier this month marked World Chocolate Day on 7th July. While we humans may delight in delicious chocolate, it… Read more

Bake to fight animal cruelty with RSPCA Cupcake Day

Preheat your ovens and set your timers – the sweetest fundraiser for animals in need, RSPCA’s Cupcake Day, is back this August!

Travelling With Your Companion Animal

Hitting the road with your animal by your side can be an exciting and enjoyable experience. However, it is incredibly… Read more

Bunny Care: Keeping Your Pet Rabbit Happy & Healthy

Rabbits are intelligent, curious and sociable animals that can make for amazing and interesting animal companions. We thought we would… Read more

Trick Training for your Cat by Dr Findy

Trick training your Cat can provide great entertainment for everyone (including your cat!). Evidence suggests that training helps build and… Read more

Notice of Upcoming Closure – RSPCA NSW Blue Mountains Shelter

RSPCA NSW has made the decision to permanently close our Blue Mountain shelter, through a phased approach over the coming… Read more

Take Your Dog to Work Day: Safety Tips

With Take Your Pet to Work Day coming up this Friday 23rd of June we want to ensure your furry… Read more

Ivy: A Heartwarming Story of Rescue and Recovery

Ivy was horribly injured by another dog in her own backyard. There were open wounds all over her face and… Read more

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Keeping Cats Safe at Home Education Trip

The Keeping Cats Safe at Home Education Program was officially launched at schools across the New South Wales Northern Rivers… Read more

Winter Warmers

Winter can present many challenges for both people and their pets, but staying warm with your furry friends can be… Read more

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Event Recap: Spreading Love, Care and Animal Welfare at Healthy Pet Days

Recently the Outreach Team hit the road and headed to the North West! First stop was the township of Tenterfield…. Read more

Making the Move: Winter is the Perfect Time to Transition Your Cat to a Safe-at-Home Lifestyle

Now that winter is settling in, there’s no better time to introduce your cat to the comforts of living a… Read more

Pocket pets prove that good things come in small packages

When many potential pet-parents start their search for a furry friend, most people think their options are restricted to cats… Read more

Domestic Violence Prevention Month

Please be advised this article contains descriptions of violence and abuse against animals and people. If you are experiencing violence… Read more

National Volunteer Week

This National Volunteer Week, we would like to celebrate and acknowledge all the incredible volunteers at RSPCA NSW! Our volunteers… Read more

People and Pet Community Days

RSPCA NSW believes that people belong with their pets. The bonds between people and their animals make for stronger, healthier… Read more

Keep Your Dog Safe from Parvovirus

RSPCA NSW considers that vaccinating your dog against Parvovirus is essential to protecting their welfare. Vaccination is a safe and… Read more

Reduced Price Adoptions!

REDUCED PRICE ADOPTIONS  – SATURDAY, 6 MAY TO SUNDAY, 21 MAY! We have some great news to share – thanks… Read more

Hugo Needs Your Help!

We need your urgent help and compassion for our furry friend, Hugo. We urgently ask for your help in making Hugo’s surgery possible. Surgery is scheduled for Monday, so your timely contribution is crucial. Please consider donating to Hugo’s surgery fund and be his hero.

Million Paws Walk 2023: Calling all superheroes to fight animal cruelty

RSPCA NSW is putting out a mayday call for all superheroes to assemble at Australia’s biggest doggy day out, RSPCA Million Paws Walk, this May.

Animal Veterans, Lest We Forget

On Anzac Day, we solemnly reflect on the courage of those who gave their service and loyalty to our country…. Read more

Inspectorate Update – Six horses and four dogs seized from South-West Sydney Property

Over the course of two days, six horses and four dogs have been seized by RSPCA NSW Inspectors from a property in South-West Sydney.

RSPCA Ranks First in YouGov Charity Rankings!

RSPCA has been ranked first in the YouGov Charity Rankings for the second year in a row! We are grateful and honoured to be able to continue to advocate for the care and protection of vulnerable animals.

Early birds get the Million Paws Walk 2023 discount!

The RSPCA Million Paws Walk is calling all heroic pooches and their superhumans to sign up for Australia’s largest walk to fight animal cruelty on Sunday, 28 May 2023.

Inspectorate Update – Seizure of 44 animals from Western Sydney Property  

On Friday 10 March 2023,  a team of RSPCA NSW inspectors and animal transport officers executed a large-scale operation at a property in Western Sydney.

Inspectorate Update – Seizure of 32 cats from Western Sydney Home

On Wednesday 8 March 2023, a team of four RSPCA NSW Inspectors, two veterinarians and two animal transport officers executed a large-scale operation at a Western Sydney home.

Ingleburn man found guilty of failing to provide veterinary treatment to dogs suffering fight wounds

A 52-year-old Ingleburn man was sentenced at Campbelltown Local Court on 6 February 2023, for one offence of failing to provide veterinary treatment to his two injured pet dogs, who were severely wounded from fighting each other.

Dog owner found guilty of failing to provide veterinary treatment to 12-year-old Great Dane

An Arcadia man was sentenced at Hornsby Local Court on 13 January 2023, after pleading guilty to failing to provide veterinary treatment to his 12-year-old Great Dane, ‘Lego’.

For the love of cats, leave lilies out of Valentine’s Day

RSPCA NSW wishes you and your furry friends a Happy Valentine’s Day but urges cat owners to give some thought to the kind of gifts they’re bringing home.

I found a stray cat! What should I do?

At RSPCA NSW we believe that every cat deserves a safe and permanent home with someone to take care of… Read more

RSPCA NSW end of year opening hours

Over the Christmas and new years break, RSPCA NSW opening hours will be further impacted. Please read on for opening… Read more

Tips to keep pets happy and healthy this holiday season

RSPCA NSW encourages pet owners to keep the welfare of their furry friends front of mind this festive season. 

27,114 animals in urgent need of Guardian Angels

RSPCA is urgently seeking Guardian Angels to provide safety and care for the 27,114 animals spending the festive season in shelters nationally.

Have your say about keeping pets in rental homes

Currently, landlords in NSW can refuse to allow a tenant to keep a pet without providing a reason unless it’s an assistance animal.

I found kittens! What should I do?

If you find kittens on the street, it is very normal to feel concerned and feel the need to rescue… Read more

Tis the Season… for Kittens!

Did you know… last year RSPCA NSW took in more than 13,000 homeless, sick, injured, or surrendered cats? About 2 in 3 of these were kittens. That’s almost 9,000 kittens! If you lined these kittens up head to tail (and could get them to stay still) the queue would stretch for about two kilometres.

RSPCA NSW welcomes amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act

RSPCA NSW welcomes amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act

RSPCA NSW welcomes amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (POCTAA) which prevents people convicted of serious cruelty offences from owning animals or working for a business that provides care to animals.

Man convicted for repeatedly kicking and abusing his 10-month-old puppy

A 35-year-old Greenwich man was sentenced at Parramatta Local Court on 30 August 2022, after pleading guilty to five cruelty offences against his 10-month-old Dobermann, ‘Ohlins’. Four further offences relating to the inappropriate confinement of the dog were taken into account on sentence.

Giving horses, like Noodles, a second chance beyond the finish post 

RSPCA NSW is calling our equestrian community to give ex-racehorses, like Noodles, a forever paddock and a new lease on life this November.

Learn practical animal welfare skills with RSPCA NSW

Expressions of interest are now open to study ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care with RSPCA NSW.

RSPCA Rescue Run: Every KM represents 1000 calls for help

It is not too late to step up and take part in the RSPCA Rescue Run and support our inspectors, who are out on the road rescuing animals every day.

Finally, a second chance for experimentation animals

Amendments to the Animal Research Act (1985) passed by the NSW Parliament today,  which will give cats and dogs used as research the right to be released into family homes, have been welcomed by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals New South Wales (RSPCA NSW). 

Weddin Shire Council leading the way with cat welfare milestone

Weddin Shire Council, together with Lachlan Valley Vets on 11 October 2022 successfully desexed 100 cats as part of their strategy to address the overpopulation and welfare of cats in their local council area.

RSPCA NSW School Holiday Program is back this spring!

The RSPCA NSW School Holiday Program is welcoming back students to our Sydney (Yagoona) Education Centre and Adoption Centre this spring for some educational fun with our shelter staff and animals.

Set the pace for animal welfare with RSPCA Rescue Run

Put your heart and sole into helping our inspectors prevent animal cruelty and save animals in need by participating in the RSPCA Rescue Run, this October.

Rest in Peace, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

In honour of International Cat Day, RSPCA NSW is sharing some tips and tricks on how to keep your feline friend happy, healthy and safe at home. 

Big dogs with even bigger hearts – Celebrating our gentle giants this International Dog Day

RSPCA NSW is calling dog lovers to open their hearts and homes, and think big, this International Dog Day.

Top tips for feline fine and staying safe this International Cat Day

In honour of International Cat Day, RSPCA NSW is sharing some tips and tricks on how to keep your feline friend happy, healthy and safe at home. 

July is National Desexing Month

Desexing is part of responsible pet ownership. Whether you have a cat, dog, ferret, guinea pig, rabbit or rat, there’s… Read more

RSPCA Cupcake Day: The Sweetest Fundraiser is here

Oven timers around the country are beeping in unison for RSPCA’s Cupcake Day! 

Cruelty conviction for friends with 92 birds inside Liverpool apartment 

A man and woman from Liverpool have been sentenced at Liverpool Local Court on 30 May 2022 for three offences against the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (POCTAA) in relation to 50 live birds kept in their apartment.  

RSPCA NSW Flood Relief Points – Spencer, South Windsor, Wisemans Ferry 

RSPCA NSW is distributing pet supplies and providing free veterinary advice to flood-affected communities across NSW.

Transitioning your cat to an at-home lifestyle

In recent times, many people have transitioned to working from home. Cats can happily transition to an at-home lifestyle too!… Read more

RSPCA Cupcake Day – Prepare, Plan, Party!

Grab your apron and preheat those ovens – RSPCA’s Cupcake Day is back this August, to bake a change for animals in need.

You’re not barking up the wrong tree – find your forever love at BARC

The RSPCA NSW Behaviour and Rehabilitation Centre (BARC) has successfully rehabilitated a record number of pets, and adoption fees have been reduced this weekend for all dogs to help them find their forever homes and make space for more animals in need.

Statement from RSPCA NSW regarding seizure of animals in Southern Tablelands

On Thursday, 2 June 2022, a team of RSPCA NSW inspectors, accompanied by an independent equine veterinarian, seized a group of… Read more

Walkin’ and Waggin’ on Sunshine – RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk is this Sunday!

The sun will be shining this Sunday for Australia’s largest doggy day out, RSPCA NSW’s Million Paws Walk.

Largest prosecuted breeders in NSW have been sentenced

A father and daughter duo responsible for operating one of the largest intensive companion animal breeding establishments in New South Wales have been sentenced for animal cruelty

Prison sentence for Condobolin woman who left dogs to die in her home

A 28-year-old Condobolin woman was sentenced at Queanbeyan Local Court on 9 May 2022 for aggravated cruelty in relation to five dogs who died inside her home and failing to provide veterinary treatment to another dog found emaciated and alive in the backyard. 

The Million Paws Walk virtual challenge is live! 

Get moving this May with the virtual RSPCA Million Paws Walk challenge to help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in need. 

Alert for pet owners: Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis is a viral brain disease transmitted by mosquitoes infected with the virus from animals to humans. As of… Read more

Breeder convicted of failing to provide vet treatment to dogs kept below a vet clinic

A 68-year-old Strathfield man was sentenced at Parramatta Local Court on 10 February 2022 for conduct relating to eight brachycephalic dogs,… Read more

RSPCA Million Paws Walk is back in 2022

Australia’s largest walk for animal welfare, RSPCA Million Paws Walk, is returning on Sunday 29 May 2022.  

Flooding Safety Guide

Creating an emergency plan for natural disasters, such as floods, will ensure that you and your animal(s) remain safe. In… Read more

Facts to get you through this kitten season

Every kitten season, cats start reproducing, resulting in an influx of homeless litters at our shelter. It can be an… Read more

Dealing with a neighbouring dog’s excessive barking

There are few things less irritating than the sound of a neighbour’s dog that won’t stop barking. Barking is a… Read more

How to manage ehrlichiosis

Ehrlichiosis is a disease of dogs caused by bacteria carried by the Brown Dog Tick. If not treated appropriately it can be fatal. RSPCA NSW urges dog owners to… Read more

Unusual Pets at RSPCA NSW

It’s the never-ending debate- are you a dog or cat person? We’d like to provide an alternative answer here: an… Read more

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Pawsome news for animals across the state

The NSW Legislative Assembly today passed the Companion Animals Amendment (Rehoming Animals) Bill 2021 in an important first step towards further safeguarding impounded animals across the state.

Condobolin man convicted of starving cattle dogs

A 29-year-old Condobolin man was convicted and sentenced at Condobolin Local Court on 8 February 2022, in relation to two animal cruelty charges. 

RSPCA NSW’s Holiday Program has gone virtual

RSPCA NSW’s School Holiday Program is back in virtual form to help keep your kids entertained these school holidays with some fun, animal-centered activities

Give your pets a happy New Year

Tips for keeping your pets safe through New Years’ Eve fireworks.

Tips to keep your home pet-friendly this holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year as the holiday season is upon us. As you get ready to… Read more

Leave the feasting to non-furry friends and family this Christmas

RSPCA NSW asks pet owners to remain vigilant over what they feed their pets over the holidays. In the spirit of giving,… Read more

Cruelty conviction for Busby woman with emaciated pet dog and worm-burdened puppies

A 26-year-old Busby woman was convicted and sentenced at Liverpool Local Court on 23 November 2021 in relation to multiple animal… Read more

Woman convicted for failing Chihuahua with protruding eye

A 41-year-old Bidwill woman was convicted and sentenced at Mount Druitt Local Court on 21 October 2021 after pleading guilty… Read more

RSPCA NSW Court Release: 40-year-old woman convicted for leaving large cancerous lump on dog untreated

A Glenmore Park woman was convicted and sentenced at Penrith Local Court on 21 October 2021 after pleading guilty to… Read more

Get busy and desex your cats – kitten season is coming

RSPCA NSW is urging pet owners to desex their cats with kitten season now on our doorstep. A drier and… Read more

Warmer and longer days mean it’s kitten season!

As the weather starts to get warmer and the days get longer, kitten season begins and female cats start to… Read more

How to: Care for Your Pet Cat or Kitten

There’s nothing cuter than watching a cat chase a patch of light, using their paws to knead as if they’re… Read more

Seasonal Allergies in Pets

Spring has officially sprung. But for many of us and our pets, springtime also means allergies. To make this season… Read more

Why we’re no longer using night cages

We’re investing in surrender intervention, starting with the problem of drop boxes  Surrendering a pet is always a difficult decision. We have learned a… Read more

Tails wagging as RSPCA NSW Shelters re-open to the public

Members of the public who are double vaccinated will be able to visit RSPCA NSW shelters from today, Tuesday 25 October 2021…. Read more

Tails wagging as RSPCA NSW’s shelters reopen!

*** UPDATE*** Important update to operating hours As we all continue to navigate the challenges of the recent surge in… Read more

RSPCA Rescue Run: Supporting our inspectors for the long run

RSPCA Rescue Run: Supporting our inspectors for the long run There is still time to step up to the RSPCA Rescue… Read more

RSPCA NSW: Tricks for Treats

On Monday the 25th of October our shelters will be reopening again to the public and after months in lockdown,… Read more

RSPCA Rescue Run: 67 km for 67 animals in need

Join RSPCA Rescue Run this October and run, walk, or roll 67 km to help prevent animal cruelty. Staring Monday 18 October… Read more

Life after COVID-19: Preparing our dogs for the future

Our four-legged friends have been reaping the benefits of our extra time at home: more walks, more play time, more… Read more

A Guide to Keeping Chickens

If you’re anything like us, the last few weeks in lockdown have been filled with daydreams about of  moving to a farm… Read more

20-year-old man convicted for starving Bull Arab dog

A Nelsons Plains man was convicted and sentenced at Raymond Terrace Local Court on 30 August 2021 after pleading guilty… Read more

Severity appeal dismissed for man who failed to provide vet treatment to pet poodle

A 72-year-old Lethbridge Park man who was found guilty of multiple animal cruelty offences withdrew his conviction and sentence appeals… Read more

Bourke Dog Investigation Update

As the lead agency on the investigation into the deaths of fifteen dogs who were in the custody of Bourke… Read more

Woman convicted of animal cruelty for starving horses

A 41-year-old Kooringal woman was convicted and sentenced in her absence at Wagga Wagga Local Court on 21 July 2021… Read more

Test your baking skills this RSPCA Cupcake Day

RSPCA NSW is calling bakers of all skill levels to whip up some tasty treats for animals in need this… Read more

Severity appeal dismissed for man who kicked dog to death

A 33-year-old Broken Hill man who pleaded guilty to committing an act of aggravated animal cruelty had his severity appeal… Read more

Remembering former Corrective Services NSW Commissioner Ron Woodham

RSPCA NSW is saddened to hear about the passing of former Corrective Services NSW Commissioner Ron Woodham. Mr Woodham served… Read more

Man who mutilated Corgi puppies convicted of animal cruelty

A 24-year-old man on a student visa was convicted and sentenced at Downing Centre Local Court on 16 July 2021 after pleading guilty to multiple animal cruelty charges.  … Read more

Why does RSPCA NSW oppose tail docking? 

When you’re looking to purchase a new puppy or dog to join your family, something we recommend you should look… Read more

Penrith man convicted of cruelty for bashing dog

A 28-year-old Penrith man was convicted and sentenced in his absence at Penrith Local court on 23 June 2021 for… Read more

5 DIY easy treats for your pets!

Feel like spoiling your pup with something special? These easy homemade treats are the perfect way of making them feel… Read more

Keeping pets entertained during lockdown 

Lockdowns can be difficult for both pets and their owners as the sudden change in schedule can be a challenging… Read more

How can your shelters be full if there are only a few animals available for adoption?

It can be so disheartening to hear that your local animal shelter or adoption centre is full only to visit… Read more

RSPCA NSW welcomes tougher penalties for animal cruelty offences

RSPCA NSW welcomes amendments to state animal welfare legislation which bring tougher penalties for animal cruelty offences, including the introduction of a new offence… Read more

Keep your pets warm this winter!

Winter is here and even though your furry friends may have a ‘built-in coat’ it’s still a good idea to… Read more

RSPCA NSW and Taronga partner to protect the iconic platypus

Flip tails on a twenty cent coin and you will see one etched in rippling water. In real life, this… Read more

RSPCA NSW New England Road Trip

Last week our team went out to the New England region of NSW to help some of the local community… Read more

Our Sustainability Plan

At RSPCA NSW, we are committed to ensuring that we are improving our environmental sustainability.  Over the last year, we’ve… Read more

Woman who left horse’s horrific, gaping chest wound to fester convicted of animal cruelty charge

A 42-year-old Cliftleigh woman was convicted and sentenced at Maitland Local Court on Tuesday 27 April 2021 after pleading guilty… Read more


From Monday 12 April to Sunday 25 April 2021 we will be reducing the adoption fees for all cats and… Read more

Hop into RSPCA NSW’s ‘Million Paws Walk: Walk This May’ to help animals in need this Easter

Hop into RSPCA NSW’s ‘Million Paws Walk: Walk This May’ to help animals in need this Easter

RSPCA NSW Flood Relief Update

We are deeply saddened by the devastation caused by the New South Wales floods, yet another crisis in a series… Read more

Inspectors seize 19 dogs from Sydney southwest property

RSPCA NSW inspectors executed a search warrant at a property in Sydney’s southwest at 8.53am yesterday (Wednesday 23 March 2021)… Read more

Record seizure of 540 fighting roosters in Sydney south-west cockfighting ring bust

RSPCA NSW and NSW Police have seized more than 540 roosters as investigations continue into the activities of an illegal cockfighting syndicate in Sydney’s south-west.  This is… Read more

It’s happening! The RSPCA Clothing Collective is here

RSPCA NSW is launching a new Clothing Collective pop-up on Thursday 4 March at The Addison Community Centre in Marrickville,… Read more

RSPCA NSW inspectors seize 79 dogs from Central West NSW breeding establishment

RSPCA NSW yesterday seized 79 dogs from a breeding establishment located in Central West New South Wales following reports of alleged… Read more

One step closer to tougher animal welfare laws after Bill passes second reading

RSPCA NSW welcomes the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Bill 2021, presented by Adam Marshall MP in parliament yesterday, passing the... Read more

Parkes man convicted after unsuccessful challenge of penalty infringement notice in court

A 58-year-old Parkes man was convicted and sentenced at Parkes Local Court on 23 December 2020, following a plea of… Read more

Be a mate to our furry friends in the heat

RSPCA NSW is urging all pet owners to keep their pets cool, hydrated, and safe this summer. As temperatures across… Read more

RSPCA NSW welcomes parliamentary inquiry findings

RSPCA NSW welcomes the NSW Government response to the NSW parliamentary inquiry into the administration of state animal cruelty legislation.  The NSW Government supports RSPCA NSW’s role in enforcing the Prevention… Read more

Severity appeal withdrawn by Greenacre man convicted of aggravated animal cruelty

A 38-year-old Greenacre man has withdrawn his severity appeal from Campbelltown District Court on 20 November 2020. The original conviction… Read more

RSPCA NSW inspections performed at properties in Southern Tablelands

RSPCA NSW inspectors today performed animal trade inspections at two properties located in the Southern Tablelands following reports of animal… Read more

Moving into a new house with your dog? Here are our top tips!

As the Biden family plans their move to the White House with their precious pooches Champ and Major (a rescue!),… Read more

RSPCA NSW welcomes announcement of the push for tougher penalties for animal cruelty offences

NSW Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall said he will introduce into State Parliament notice for legislation in what would be… Read more

We are establishing an animal rehabilitation centre

RSPCA NSW is pleased to share our plans to establish a dedicated rehabilitation centre for animals who suffer from anxiety and behavioural issues. The rehabilitation centre, which will… Read more

RSPCA Cupcake Day is today!

It is raining sprinkles and icing sugar today for RSPCA’s Cupcake Day’s fight against animal cruelty. Across the country, RSPCA Cupcake Day is being celebrated… Read more

Non-compliant puppy factories targeted through new RSPCA NSW taskforce

New South Wales is one step closer to winning the fight against non-compliant puppy factories, with RSPCA NSW today welcoming… Read more

Wildlife rehabilitation update

We are thrilled to share an exciting update with you all! We announced earlier this year that, as part of… Read more

Everything you need to know about parvovirus

Canine parvovirus is a serious and often fatal viral disease that impacts unvaccinated puppies and dogs. It’s important to understand the ins and outs of this virus, so you… Read more

Why we keep telling you to desex your pets

At RSPCA NSW, we’re constantly urging community members to desex their pets. It’s our job to advocate for the health, safety and protection… Read more

Give To Get Them Home: donations doubled for one day only!

For one day only, animal lovers will be given a rare opportunity to double the dollars they donate to RSPCA… Read more

Did you know? Steel jaw traps are illegal to set in NSW

The RSPCA NSW Inspectorate wants to remind members of the public that it is illegal to set a steel jaw trap or… Read more

Learn new tricks with RSPCA NSW’s online training courses

RSPCA NSW offers a range of accredited and non-accredited courses available to complete whilst we sit and stay at home. The… Read more

Mountain pygmy possum Q&A with Chris Humfrey

Chris Humfrey is a zoologist who’s passionate about native Australian animals. He’s the founder of Wild Action, a reptile and… Read more

Important pet safety tips for Take Your Dog to Work Day

As we all transition back to work in the traditional sense, we’re able to enjoy some of the exciting parts… Read more

RSPCA NSW Shelters re-open to the public!

RSPCA NSW shelters and care centres across the state are ready to welcome walk-in adoptions effective Monday 15 June 2020…. Read more

Chip the Dachshund ready to roll into his forever home

Chip the Dachshund, after six months in RSPCA NSW care where he received critical veterinary treatment, rehabilitation and a very tiny wheelchair fitting, is now looking for his perfect forever home. Chip is… Read more

Severity appeal allowed for Wyong man convicted of aggravated animal cruelty

Warning: Images may be graphic to some readers. A 44-year-old Wyong man who was previously convicted of two counts of… Read more

RSPCA NSW on the road with new emergency response infrastructure

RSPCA NSW’s new Animal Welfare Response Unit is making its way down the NSW south coast this week to revisit communities affected by… Read more

Did you know? It’s illegal to possess an electric collar in NSW

The RSPCA NSW Inspectorate wants to remind animal owners that using, selling or possessing an electric collar device – otherwise… Read more

You can now browse the RSPCA NSW Op Shops online!

Did you know there’s more than one way to support RSPCA NSW? Along with donating, volunteering and sharing our mission… Read more

Cupcake Day has a new date!

RSPCA is calling on animal lovers to bake a change in the fight against animal cruelty for this year’s annual Cupcake Day… Read more

Thank you to our amazing volunteers!

Our volunteers are the reason that RSPCA NSW is able to do what we do. Thanks to their tireless help,… Read more

RSPCA NSW bushfire relief update

Red on the mend When the fires came through Jeremadra, Claire and her family loaded up their cars and evacuated with… Read more

Bichon Frise breeder convicted for failing to provide veterinary treatment to dogs at breeding facility

A 77-year-old Bendoura woman was convicted and sentenced at Queanbeyan Local Court on Monday 27 April 2020. She had earlier… Read more

Honouring the animals who fought alongside us

Animals bring us love and joy with their companionship – and in times of war, they’ve been known to serve… Read more

Join us for the RSPCA NSW Online Trivia Night Fundraiser

Are you clever as a fox when it comes to animal knowledge and know-how? RSPCA NSW is holding an online… Read more

RSPCA NSW Easter long weekend opening hours 2020

Over the Easter long weekend, RSPCA NSW opening hours will be further impacted. Please read on for opening hours relevant… Read more

Home Ever After: All your questions, answered

Have you ever wondered what would happen to your pet if something happened to you? Pets are much loved family… Read more