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Anzac Day is a day of national remembrance honouring those who served and gave their lives during times of conflict, peacekeeping operations and war. 25 April is also an opportunity to remember the loyalty and sacrifice of the service animals who stood alongside their battalions during these times.

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Not to toot our own horn, but Australia is home to many animals found nowhere else on Earth. So it’s safe to say that Australian native animals are diverse, unique and should be protected at all costs.

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Behind every animal’s story is a human one.

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RSPCA NSW wishes you all a happy and safe Easter. We hope this long weekend is full of fond memories, delicious food and cuddles with furry friends! Read on to find out more about our trading hours this weekend.

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A Corporate Support Day with RSPCA NSW is an amazing opportunity for team building and unique experiences. Teams help out on shelter grounds and socialise with the animals. It’s a practical way to learn, grow and help fight animal cruelty. This March, staff from State Street and NAB generously lent their hands to help animals in need. We’re grateful for their support!

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Most of us have a pet that we love as part of the family. If you don’t, you probably know someone who does. Australians love their animals and, unsurprisingly, overpopulation of companion animals is very common in NSW, particularly in regional and rural areas.

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RSPCA NSW has Australia’s biggest squad of law enforcement officers dedicated to policing offences against animals. Our Inspectors investigate more than 15,000 complaints every year. RSPCA NSW inspectors investigate complaints against all kinds of animals in all kinds of situations. The most common complaints are failure to provide adequate and proper food, shelter or veterinary treatment.

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Corporate Support Days with RSPCA NSW are an amazing opportunity for team building and learning. Through an interactive experience, teams are able to help with the maintenance of the shelter and socialising with the animals. It’s a practical way to learn, team build and show care for animals across the state. In February, staff from Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Campaign Monitor, Deutsche Bank and Cuscal lent their strength and helped animals in need.

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Ferrets are members of the weasel family, and their mischievous personalities make them amusing and interesting pets. So what’s the best way of looking after these inquisitive and intelligent animals?

 

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 Sydney has recently experienced an increase in cases of feline panleukopenia virus. RSPCA NSW understands that cat owners can be worried and stressed. We know that pets are family and they should be protected at all costs. We have provided information to support you. If you have any concerns after reading this, please call our RSPCA Sydney Veterinary Hospital on (02) 9770 7555 and make an appointment. RSPCA NSW is fighting for animal welfare every day. We are here to help.

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CLEAR THE SHELTERS TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  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.
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