Programs & Community Services
Behind every animal issue is a human issue. Sometimes animals suffer simply because their owner does not have the means – either through lack of knowledge or lack of resources – to look after them properly. They may be loved pets, but their owner simply isn’t in a position to give them the care they need.
That’s why RSPCA NSW advocates both human and animal welfare through a number of programs. Many of our community support programs are designed to assist pet owners to cope with crisis and ensure the wellbeing of their animals.
Others help to educate communities about responsible pet ownership and provide subsidised services such as desexing and vaccination. Each program targets a specific demographic and combats a particular social issue.
With only around two per cent of our funding coming from the government, RSPCA depends on the support of the community to continue to make a difference to animal welfare and the prevention of cruelty to animals.
Because teaching your dog shouldn't hurt. Check chains harm our dogs, causing neck damage, increased anxiety and aggression.Learn More >
The Community Animal Welfare Scheme aims to reduce the numbers of animals being euthanased in rural pounds and shelters.Learn More >
The Dog Rehabilitation Program is a joint collaboration between RSPCA NSW and Corrective Services NSW. It is based at the Outer Metropolitan Multi-Purpose Correctional Centre.Learn More >
The Indigenous Community Dog Health Program aims to improve the health and safety of indigenous families in rural communities.Learn More >
Living Ruff provides community outreach services for homeless pets and their people to help them stay together while they get back on their feet, and to remain healthy and happy.Learn More >
Losing a pet can be heartbreaking. That's why we have Pet Reunite, dedicated to helping reunite you with your pet.Learn More >
The Pets of Older Persons program provides emergency boarding and temporary foster care for pets of socially isolated elderly people who need to go into hospital.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.