Happy New Year from RSPCA NSW

Happy New Year from RSPCA NSW

Thank you for all your support and hard work to improve animal welfare this year. In 2016, around 20,213 animals were rehomed or reunited with their owners in NSW which is just amazing!


We’re on the cusp of a fresh year, but it also means fireworks season is here. With fireworks exploding at a staggering 145-150 decibels, they seem pretty loud to most people. But what about to animals, such as dogs, whose hearing is 10 times more sensitive than humans?

Lend your pet a paw this summer, with these top tips:

     1. If you know fireworks are planned, make sure your pet is well exercised and fed before they start.

     2. Be close – cuddle and snuggle all the way!

     3. Keep your animals inside where it isn’t as loud, shutting the curtains to soften any sudden bursts of light.

     4. Leave the TV or music on to help mask the sound.

     5. Make sure your pets are wearing ID tags and that their microchip is up to date with your current details.

     6. Consider buying a ThunderShirt for your furry friend. Support the RSPCA by purchasing one from World for Pets.

RSPCA NSW is ready to kick off the new year, but our shelters and veterinary hospitals across NSW will be closed during 1-2 January 2017. Our contact centre is open every day for emergencies and animal cruelty reports and can be reached at 1300 278 3589.

In 2017, we promise to keep fighting cruelty and help animals in need. From all of us at RSPCA NSW, Happy New Year!

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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.