RSPCA NSW Central Coast Shelter
RSPCA NSW has 10 shelters that provide comfortable accommodation and the best possible care to surrendered, neglected, unwanted, sick or injured animals.
The RSPCA NSW Central Coast Shelter is located in Somersby. It provides care and shelter to abandoned and neglected animals. In addition to adoptions, the shelter provides boarding facilities for dogs and microchipping services. It offers advice and support to pet owners in the community.
The shelter also features a pet retail shop, cat boarding facilities and a Memorial Garden. It offers a year-round Corporate Support Day program and TAFE tours. RSPCA NSW’s Foster Care program is also available, as well as supported volunteer programs and volunteering roles.
Cat boarding is available at the RSPCA Central Coast Shelter. This luxurious accommodation has been purposely built to optimise the wellbeing and happiness of cats. Our staff are attentive and experienced in providing the best possible care for every cat. For $23 a night, the cattery includes: bedding and meals, indoor and outdoor access, secure cat parks, heating and air conditioning, catering for dietary needs, climbing structures and posts, time with staff for cuddles and play. For the health and safety of all cats in care, your cat must be desexed and have the F3 vaccination.
Each year, tens of thousands of animals arrive at RSPCA NSW shelters. The RSPCA works within NSW communities to promote responsible pet ownership with the aim of increasing awareness and reducing the number of unwanted animals. Animals arriving at shelters come from a variety of sources, including those:
- surrendered by an owner
- handed in as an injured stray. RSPCA shelters do not have the means to accept uninjured stray animals. If you find a stray animal, you will be referred to your local pound.
- seized by an inspector under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979
Staff members assess all animals to ensure they are medically sound and that there are no other issues. Animals requiring extra attention are referred to our veterinarians.
Animals deemed suitable for adoption are advertised on www.adoptapet.com.au. The temperament and wellbeing of all animals available through the RSPCA has been assessed to determine the animal’s suitability for adoption, and identify their unique rehoming requirements. This enables staff to match animals with potential adopters.
All adoption animals have undergone a comprehensive veterinary check, been desexed, microchipped, treated for internal and external parasites such as worms and fleas, and had their initial vaccinations. Dogs are also heartworm tested and treated.
80 animal enclosures
956 animals rehomed in 2014
200 meals fed per day
Our animals and staff depend on regular and reliable assistance from volunteers. We have a strong commitment to training our staff and volunteers so that the highest standards are maintained. We therefore ask that our volunteers commit to a regular shift. This helps the volunteers gain the skills required to meet these standards and allows them to get the most value out of becoming a trusted member of our team. It also ensures that the time and effort put in by our staff to train volunteers results in benefits for the animals in our care..
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