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Muswellbrook woman convicted for starving pet dogs and chickens

A 36-year-old Muswellbrook woman entered pleas of guilty, was convicted and sentenced in Muswellbrook Local Court on 4 September 2019… 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

What to expect from fostering an animal

Welcoming a furry fostered friend into your home is so flippin’ fun! Their sleepy, burpy, silly selves are going to… Read more

You can now Return and Earn for RSPCA NSW!

As you may or may not know, RSPCA NSW is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation. With only two per cent of… Read more

Why you won’t regret adopting a bonded pair

Bonded pair animals are best friends forever. They exercise together, sleep together and go up for adoption in a package… Read more

Ready, steady, bake! To help fight animal cruelty

Do you have a sweet tooth? Want to suppawt a good cause? RSPCA’s annual Cupcake Day fundraiser officially kicks off… Read more

Corporate groups who made a difference for RSPCA NSW in July

Thank you to all the incredible corporate groups who came out to our shelters and braved the winter weather for… Read more

All the amazing corporate supporters we visited in July

The month of July was a chilly one, but the enthusiasm and excitement from our corporate supporters kept our hearts… Read more

Breaking down our annual report for FY18-19

Our annual report (which you can find in full here) details all the wins, woofs and worries from our last… Read more

Thank you to the Dalwood-Wylie Foundation!

Every year, over 29,000 animals turn to RSPCA NSW for help. And each day they are in our shelters, these… Read more

Carlingford woman convicted for repeatedly hitting, kicking pet Husky

A 21-year-old Carlingford woman was convicted and sentenced in Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday 3 July 2019, following pleas of… Read more

RSPCA NSW free leptospirosis vaccine offer

Vaccinate your dog against leptospirosis at RSPCA Sydney Veterinary Hospital. RSPCA NSW is offering free vaccinations for leptospirosis (C2i) with… Read more

Leptospirosis outbreak: Information and prevention

What is leptospirosis?

There have been recent reports of a leptosprirosis outbreak in certain parts of Sydney – specifically the inner west suburbs…. Read more

All the corporate groups who made a difference for RSPCA NSW in June

We had the immense pleasure of hosting a number of companies at our Sydney Shelter this June for a Corporate… Read more

Buttercream up & raise some dough to fight animal cruelty

Don your aprons, whip out your wooden spoons and preheat your ovens – it’s time to bake a change for… Read more

Important information for anyone looking to sell or rehome a cat or dog

From 1 July 2019, as part of an amendment to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979, every individual… Read more

All the amazing corporate supporters we visited in June

At RSPCA NSW, we’re so grateful for our loyal and generous corporate supporters. This June, we had the chance to… Read more

Put your paws up for RSPCA NSW’s 146th birthday

Today commemorates 146 years of RSPCA NSW’s mission to protect and serve all creatures great and small, and to celebrate… Read more

How to responsibly rehome your pet

How to responsibly rehome your pet

Sometimes, life gets in the way of our well-intentioned plans. We get sick, have to move, or are no longer… Read more

How to become an RSPCA NSW inspector

Being an inspector is one of the most rewarding jobs in our organisation. They’re on the frontline day in, day… Read more

Chippendale man convicted for throwing cat down seven-storey garbage chute

A 21-year-old Chippendale man who pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty was convicted and sentenced in Downing Centre… Read more

Windsor woman convicted for failing to provide vet treatment to two horses

A 70-year-old Windsor woman was sentenced following a plea of guilty at Windsor Local Court on 28 June 2019 in… Read more

All the corporate groups who made a difference for RSPCA NSW in May

This May, corporate groups were flocking in droves to take part in an RSPCA NSW Corporate Support Day. Seems like… Read more

Record prison sentence for petting zoo owner who stabbed, beat, hanged dog to death

A 30-year-old man appeared in Campbelltown Local Court today and was sentenced to 40 months’ imprisonment with a non-parole period… Read more

Why it’s so important to keep up to date with worming and flea treatments

As a responsible pet owner, you’re well aware of your duty to protect your pet from fleas and worms with… Read more

All the amazing corporate supporters we visited in April and May

At RSPCA NSW, we’re lucky enough to have the support of a bunch of incredible companies. That support usually comes… Read more

Marsden Park Greyhound racing veteran failed to provide veterinary treatment for 12 dogs

80-year-old Marsden Park man Mr Charles Sultana was sentenced at Blacktown Local Court on 13 June for seven offences for… Read more

Cat-Choo! Protect your sneezing cat this winter

Winter is here and RSPCA NSW is urging cat owners to take responsible measures to protect their feline friends from… Read more

Abacus, Brandalism and Events Hospitality make a difference for RSPCA NSW

The month of April was chock-a-block full of amazing Corporate Support Days. RSPCA NSW was lucky enough to invite teams… Read more

A million reasons to attend Million Paws Walk

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is happening this week! Tails across the nation are wagging in anticipation for the… Read more

All the fantastic corporate supporters we visited in March and April 2019

Here at RSPCA NSW, we’re extremely thankful to have so many brilliant corporate supporters. And their continuous generosity gives us… Read more

Raise your paws for a good cause; RSPCA Million Paws Walk is here

Join the nation’s walk to fight animal cruelty A patter of a million paws will hit pavements on Sunday 19… Read more

Artarmon man convicted of aggravated animal cruelty for permanently deforming puppy

21-year-old Artarmon man Mr Hamid Aghaei was convicted in Downing Centre Local Court on 1 May 2019 for committing an… Read more

Lakesland egg farm owner convicted for cruelty against 4,000 hens

36-year-old Mr Shaun Robert Stone was convicted on 29 April 2019 at Picton Local Court for multiple serious animal cruelty… Read more

pet-friendly plants

The pet-friendly guide to indoor plants and flowers

Much like pets, indoor plants are great at making our home feel cosy, vibrant and interesting. They’re having a real… Read more

Donate towels, bedding and manchester to RSPCA NSW

Do you have old towels and blankets to donate to RSPCA NSW?

RSPCA NSW is always in need of extra towels, sheets, blankets and bedding to make the lives of animals living… Read more

Easter Trading Hours 2019

RSPCA NSW wishes you all a happy and safe Easter. We hope this long weekend is full of fond memories,… Read more

Severity appeal dismissed for repeat animal cruelty offender; prison sentence upheld

50-year-old Northern Rivers woman Ms Leah Angela Braid had her severity appeal dismissed and prison sentences upheld in Lismore District… Read more

RSPCA wants ‘bullies’ to stop being judged on their appearance

While no one likes a bully, the RSPCA says it’s time to give the canine version a second chance. As… Read more

Bully breed dog

5 facts you need to know about bully breeds

For the next few weeks, we’re shining a light on the most loveabull, adorabull type of dog: bully breeds! This… Read more

Sydney science teacher convicted for beating ringtail possum to death for eating his shrubs

68-year-old Mr Robert Ferguson, Head of Science at St Augustine’s College in Brookvale, appeared at Downing Centre Local Court on… Read more

responsible cat ownership

9 top tips for being a responsible cat owner

It may not always seem like it, but your cat or kitten adores you. She wants nothing more than for… Read more

Parramatta woman escapes conviction for failing to provide vet treatment to kitten

26-year-old North Parramatta woman Ms Jenny Jung appeared in Parramatta Local Court yesterday in relation to one count of animal… Read more

Greenstone, Deutsche Bank, SMLXL and Montgomery Advisory make a difference for RSPCA NSW

Last month we were thrilled to welcome four of our incredible supporters to aCorporate Support Day. Greenstone, Deutsche Bank, SMLXL… Read more

A huge thanks to our corporate supporter, Equiem

Some suppawters are so special, we need to shout it from the wooftops. One of these superstar suppawters is Equiem,… Read more

Dog adoption myths

5 common myths about adopting a dog from RSPCA NSW

At RSPCA NSW, we encourage our supporters to ‘adopt not shop’. This means rescuing a dog from reputable organisations like… Read more

Corporate Support Day Optus

Optus, CS Banking, Torrens Uni and Equiem make a difference for RSPCA NSW

February was a busy month for our Corporate team.   We were lucky enough to welcome not one but three… Read more

What Thumbelina’s story can teach us about pet sun safety

For people like you and me, sun safety is second nature. We know that if we don’t slip, slop, slap… Read more

Dubbo woman convicted of animal cruelty over five emaciated horses

52-year-old Dubbo resident Karen Gorrie pleaded guilty in the Dubbo Local Court yesterday, 4 March 2019, to one offence of… Read more

Cupcake and Muffin with their new mums.

5 of the sweetest adoption stories from Clear the Shelters

This past weekend, RSPCA NSW rehomed 736 animals as part of our annual Clear the Shelters promotion. That’s 90 per… Read more

Feline Immunodeficiency Virus

Everything you need to know about Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV)

If you’ve visited one of our shelters before, you may have heard the term FIV (Feline Immunodeficiency Virus) thrown around…. Read more

RSPCA NSW successfully rehomes 736 animals in one weekend

RSPCA NSW’s Clear the Shelters adoption weekend rehomed 90% of available animals across the state. In total 2,654 animals across… Read more

Valentine's day pet hazards

7 Valentine’s Day treats you may not realise are hazardous to your pet

As we busy ourselves spritzing perfume and getting dressed up for a hot date this Valentine’s Day, it’s important not… Read more

RSPCA NSW Orange Shelter receives critical cattery renovations

Thank you, Orange Credit Union! Your generosity has helped the Orange Shelter make essential renovations needed to continue our work… Read more

Couple who filmed beating their puppy have appeal dismissed

A woman filmed her partner beating their puppy with a shoe and shared the video online. RSPCA NSW is warning… 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

Help your dog beat the heat this summer

As we enter the hottest months of the year, it’s important to stop and think about heatstroke. As a pet… Read more

‘Santa Paws’ is coming to town

Make sure your pets have their best camera faces ready! As part of RSPCA NSW’s annual holiday tradition, ‘Santa Paws’… Read more

What we do: The RSPCA NSW Home Ever After program

Have you ever thought about what will happen to your pets when you pass away? This is an important thing… Read more

Puppy breeder convicted of aggravated animal cruelty

Last week, 68-year-old Goulburn resident Elaine Parsons appeared before Magistrate Beattie at Goulburn Local Court, having pleaded guilty to eight… Read more

5 things to expect when adopting an animal from RSPCA NSW

If you’ve decided to adopt a dog or cat from RSPCA NSW, congratulations! Animals enrich our lives mentally, emotionally and… Read more

Taking a look at our rescue group partners

At RSPCA NSW, we couldn’t do all that we do for animals without some help from our friends. We work… Read more

Greyhound mass grave uncovered in Sydney – Graphic image warning

RSPCA NSW has seized 21 deceased, sick and emaciated Greyhounds from a licensed and registered Greyhound trainer in Western Sydney…. Read more

Would you like to see changes to animal welfare legislation in NSW?

Would you like to see changes to animal welfare legislation in NSW? Would you like to see tougher penalties for… Read more

Help your animals beat the winter blues

Winter is the perfect time of year to snuggle up under the doona. But don’t forget that animals feel the… Read more

Hunter found a home with Jetpets

Hunter the Siberian Husky was having a rough time at the shelter. He was finally adopted after waiting for his… Read more

Goulburn woman found guilty of starving German Shepherd to death

45 year old Goulburn resident Alice Barrett has been convicted of committing an act of aggravated cruelty after her German… Read more

Make their day at the RSPCA with bubbles, books and biscuits!

Visit the animals looking for their forever homes at our Sydney Shelter and enjoy a range of activities to help… Read more

What to consider before you bring a dog home to an apartment

Dogs can make wonderful companions, but they are also a lot of responsibility. If your dog’s mental and physical needs… Read more

Have you made a plan for your pets?

RSPCA NSW has many amazing programs that assist the community in making sure their pets are well taken care of… Read more

Tell us about your dog to win an RSPCA essential care pack

WIN an RSPCA essential care pack! Thanks to RSPCA Animal Health Products, we have five to giveaway! Each care pack… Read more

4 common myths about Greyhounds

Greyhounds are the talk of the dog world at the moment, but they can be a little misunderstood. To set… Read more

RSPCA NSW rehomes record-breaking 775 animals in one weekend

92% of animals available for adoption state-wide have found their furever homes as Clear the Shelters adoption promotion breaks all… Read more

Indigenous Community Animal Health Program – October and November 2017

In October and November 2017, our Community Programs team visited the communities of Collarenebri, Brewarrina, Goodooga and Weilmoringle to provide… Read more

Urgent Call for Information – Multiple Cats Attacked and Killed in Sydney

RSPCA NSW is urgently appealing to members of the public for information after two cats were found deceased in Sydney… Read more

RSPCA NSW Investigating Viral Pet Fish Eating Stunt

Petbarn have lodged a formal complaint with RSPCA NSW after an incident where a male was filmed eating a pet… Read more

Dog Health with Dr Lauren Needham

We all know that taking care of what we eat and making sure we’re getting the right amount of nutrients… Read more

Christmas Toy Drive

Are you thinking of ways to help animals in need this Christmas season? Brighten a shelter animal’s day by donating… Read more

Join us at the 2017 Carols in the Bark!

When: Saturday 16 December 2017, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Where: The Bowling Green in Parramatta Park (Entry via Macquarie… 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. To guide… Read more

Trapper John’s Road to Recovery

Thank you to everyone who donated to Trapper John! We raised just over $1,000 to help cover the cost of… Read more

RSPCA NSW Responds to Greyhound Reforms

After what can only be described as a tumultuous ride from the Greyhound industry ban through to repeal, establishment of… Read more

RSPCA NSW Partners With The Wizard of Oz to Help Animals in Need

We’re excited to announce that RSPCA NSW is the official charity partner of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production of The Wizard… Read more

You Can Save Lives With Every Trip To The Supermarket

Did you know that by shopping at Ritchies Supermarkets, you can raise much-needed funds for RSPCA NSW? The Ritchies Community… Read more

Remembrance Day

It’s 1940 in the harsh Libyan desert. Private Jim Moody of the 2/1st Machine Gun Battalion stumbles upon a starving,… Read more

Keeping Pets Healthy and Happy at Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! However, a busy house full of guests and noise can be very… Read more

Australian First Pilot Program Will See Family Violence Survivors and Pets Sheltered Together in Safety

In a ground-breaking Australian first, RSPCA NSW is partnering with Dignity Ltd to launch RSPCA NSW’s Safe Families Project pilot… Read more

Koolie Hoarder Guilty of Animal Cruelty to 51 Dogs Living in Squalor

62 year-old Leith Gatenby – previously operating as “Borahview Coolies” – pleaded guilty to nine charges of animal cruelty in… Read more

Crimes Against Crustaceas: Nicholas Seafood Still In Hot Water As “Severity” Appeal Fails For Cruelty To Lobster

Nicholas Seafood are still in hot water as their “severity”appeal against the sentence imposed by the Local Court following a… Read more

Hunter Valley Petting Zoo Operator Guilty of Animal Cruelty to Camel

Joshua Luke Fraser appeared in Kurri Kurri Local Court on 27 July 2017 in relation to two charges of animal… Read more

Corporates in June

Corporate Support Days with RSPCA NSW are a unique experience, perfect for growing, learning and helping those who need it most…. Read more

Cat-Choo Kitties Looking for Homes

When a human gets the sniffles, we don’t think twice. But when a cat gets the sniffles, it could mean… Read more

Happy Ending For Emaciated Bulldog After Owner Convicted of Five Charges of Animal Cruelty

40 year-old St Mary’s resident Matthew Rickett who failed to appear in Campbelltown Local Court was convicted in his absence… Read more

Campbelltown Woman Convicted of Animal Cruelty After Cat’s Avoidable Suffering

31 year-old Kayla Spears was convicted of three counts of animal cruelty in Campbelltown Local Court on 3 August after… Read more

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 NSW and Stray Animals

Despite popular belief, most of our shelters are not meant to act as an impounding service. Our ten shelters across the state are meant… Read more

Corporates in May 2017

A Corporate Support Day with RSPCA NSW are an interactive experience, perfect for team building and giving back to the community…. Read more

Saving Athena

RSPCA Inspector Dominguez is one of 12 RSPCA inspectors working in metropolitan Sydney. For three years, she has responded to… Read more

Backyard Buddies

You may not be in your backyard every day, but there are plenty of Australian wildlife that are! Some of… Read more

Giddy Up! RSPCA NSW Launches Inaugural National Rescue Horse Day!

The RSPCA has launched the first-ever National Rescue Horse Day on 29 May to celebrate and raise awareness of the… Read more

Dogs Barking – Tips and Advice

Barking is a normal instinct for dogs and a natural way for them to communicate. Dogs can bark excessively for… Read more

Australia’s Biggest Dog Day Out!

Have you heard? On 21 May 2017, Million Paws Walk will gather all dog lovers to make a stand for animals in… Read more

Lest We Forget

Anzac Day is a day of national remembrance honouring those who served and gave their lives during times of conflict,… Read more

How to Help Aussie Wildlife, the Right Way

Not to toot our own horn, but Australia is home to many animals found nowhere else on Earth. So it’s… Read more

The RSPCA in Your Community

Behind every animal’s story is a human one. Sometimes, animals suffer because their owners don’t know the best way to… Read more

CAWS for All Paws

Most of us have a pet that we love as part of the family. If you don’t, you probably know… Read more

Reporting Animal Cruelty at RSPCA NSW

RSPCA NSW has Australia’s biggest squad of law enforcement officers dedicated to policing offences against animals. Our Inspectors investigate more than 15,000… Read more

Where your dollar goes at RSPCA NSW

Every dollar counts at RSPCA NSW. Thanks to you, in the 2017-18 financial year 18,652 animals were rehomed or reunited with… Read more

Your Pet in All Seasons

Weather in NSW is far from mild. From one extreme to the other, it’s important to prepare for the worst… Read more

Panleukopenia in Sydney

We know that pets are family and they should be protected at all costs. We have provided information to support… Read more

How to Care for Your Ferret

Ferrets are members of the weasel family, and their mischievous personalities make them amusing and interesting pets. So what’s the… Read more

Clear the Shelter

RSPCA NSW desperately wants to find forever homes for every single one of our shelter animals. For this, we need… Read more

How to Care for Your Rat

Rats are affectionate and intelligent animals. They often form strong bonds with their owners, and will thrive when given plenty… Read more

Pop! Bang! Help Your Pet Cope with Firework Anxiety

Fireworks may make us humans “ooh” and “aah”, but the same isn’t true for our furry and feathered friends. Just… Read more

Christmas Closures at RSPCA NSW

This Christmas, RSPCA NSW is thankful for all the love, compassion and hard work you have put into supporting the… Read more

It Only Takes Six Minutes for a Dog to Die in a Hot Car

        Even on mild days, temperatures in a car can rapidly heat up to reach more than… Read more

Become a Guardian Angel to Animals in Need

At a mere five weeks old, Felix and Dora were found shivering in a ditch alongside a road in the Blue Mountains,… Read more

RSPCA NSW Veterinary Services

RSPCA NSW aims to provide the highest level of veterinary care to animals across the state, operating four veterinary hospitals and a… Read more

How to: Protect Your Pets from Ticks This Season

As the weather warms up, it is more important than ever to make sure your furry friends are protected against… Read more

Need to Know: Getting a Licence for Your Reptile

Pets don’t have to be fluffy or furry. Many people prefer to have scaly best friends instead. But reptiles need… Read more

How to: Care for Your Pet Mouse

Mice are inquisitive and love human companionship. So if you’ve chosen to adopt a mouse, what’s the best way of… Read more

Need to Know: Adopting a Deaf Dog

Just because a dog is deaf doesn’t mean he won’t be a fantastic pet. You’ll just need lots of empathy,… Read more

How to Care for Your Guinea Pig

  Guinea pigs, also known as cavies, are friendly and inquisitive pets. However, they need commitment and regular attention to… Read more

How to Care for Your Horse

Horses are athletic and graceful, and their beautiful nature makes them incredible companions. But owning one of these magnificent animals… Read more

10 Tips for Taking Photos of Animals

Does your dog dream of becoming an Instagram star? Or is your cat so cute you just have to capture… Read more

Shelter Dog Brings Companionship to People with Cerebral Palsy

RSPCA NSW has gifted a specially trained Irish Wolfhound crossbreed, named Teddy, to a disability facility in Sydney’s north. This… 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

7 Things to Consider When Adopting a Rabbit

Cute and fluffy, rabbits make for great pets. But these sociable pocket pets need just as much attention and care… Read more

Wilson’s New Wheels!

Wilson’s got his wheels! This little pooch is rolling towards a brighter future thanks to our very own Dr Laura… Read more

5 Ways You Can Help This Winter

We need your help. More than 5,500 animals will call an RSPCA NSW shelter home this winter. Here are five… Read more

Homeward Bound

If you’ve ever come home to an empty backyard or waited nervously for your furry friend to return, you’ll know… Read more

Teaching Young Offenders About Animal Welfare

At RSPCA NSW, we believe education is key to preventing animal cruelty. If we can teach people how to identify… Read more

Adopt a Lucky Irish Dog

Throughout history, dogs have played an important role in Irish family and working life. This has made our four-legged friends… Read more

Take Pride in an All-Australian Dog

There’s nothing us Aussies love more than celebrating the joys of being Australian. And this Australia Day, why not celebrate… Read more

Partnerships Are Key in Helping More Animals Find Forever Homes

As shelters fill up fast in the warmer months, the RSPCA relies more than ever on the assistance of animal… Read more

10 Top Tips to Keep Pets Cool

With temperatures starting to climb in the lead up to summer, RSPCA NSW is reminding animal owners to be mindful… Read more

Hitting the Road with Your Four-Legged Friend

If you’re heading off on a road trip this summer, it’s only natural that you’ll want to take your pet… Read more

Common Foods That Can Poison Your Pets

Any animal owner knows just how persistent, persuasive and downright sneaky our pets can be when they’re trying to get… Read more

Greyhound Trainers Jailed

RSPCA NSW is pleased with the sentencing of three Greyhound trainers, who were covertly filmed live-baiting Greyhounds earlier this year…. Read more

RSPCA NSW Works with Rescue Groups

For many years, RSPCA NSW has been working together with rescue groups around Australia to assist in rehabilitating and rehoming… Read more

How to Care for Your Goldfish

Goldfish are the most popular of all ornamental fish and are known for their attractive bright colours. Goldfish originate from… Read more