Our Work

Our vision is to focus on the ‘P’ in RSPCA (the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). If we can teach people how to prevent cruelty in the first place, we will reduce the number of animals that need our help. We have a large network of facilities, staff and volunteers to help us achieve that vision, resources that are around 98 per cent funded by the generous donations of our supporters.

As Australia's pre-eminent animal welfare organisation, the RSPCA provides a strong voice for animals experiencing cruelty and neglect. We are committed to the care and welfare of animals.

RSPCA NSW operates 10 shelters, four veterinary hospitals, two Care Centres and the Inspectorate. Through our programs, we assist the elderly and victims of domestic violence by caring for their animals while they seek help. We also run remote assistance clinics in regional areas and an indigenous dogs scheme.

We work with local councils, state and federal governments, and other interested groups, including community organisations, farmers, professional associations and wildlife authorities to ensure the rights of animals are upheld.

These retail outlets aim to rehome more animals in a welfare-friendly environment and educate the community about responsible pet ownership.

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RSPCA NSW has Australia’s biggest squad of law enforcement officers dedicated to policing offences against animals.

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You and your pet will enjoy the highest level of care and service when you visit an RSPCA veterinary hospital....

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Our 10 shelters throughout NSW help more than 38,000 injured, neglected, sick, surrendered and unwanted animals each year, providing comfortable...

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Behind every animal issue is a human issue. Sometimes animals suffer simply because their owner does not have the means...

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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.