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Despite popular belief, most of our shelters are not meant to act as an impounding service. Our ten shelters across the state are meant to provide comfortable accommodation and the best possible care to surrendered, neglected, unwanted, sick or injured animals.

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A Corporate Support Day with RSPCA NSW are an interactive experience, perfect for team building and giving back to the community. Teams help with the maintenance of the shelter and socialise with the animals. In May, staff from NAB, CEB is now Gartner, Pegasystems and Time Target lent their strength and helped animals in need.

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 RSPCA Inspector Dominguez is one of 12 RSPCA inspectors working in metropolitan Sydney. For three years, she has responded to reports of animal cruelty and removed them from dark situations.

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 You may not be in your backyard every day, but there are plenty of Australian wildlife that are! Some of your visitors will sneak in and out without your knowledge, but others might be a bit louder upon arrival. If you need to call someone about Australian wildlife, contact WIRES Wildlife Rescue. In the meantime, here are some tips on our regular visitors!

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The RSPCA has launched the first-ever National Rescue Horse Day on 29 May to celebrate and raise awareness of the plight of the thousands of beautiful rescue horses around the country looking for their forever fields.

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Barking is a normal instinct for dogs and a natural way for them to communicate. Dogs can bark excessively for many reasons, including anxiety, boredom, distress, excitement, fear and in defence of their territory. That means there’s no single solution to all barking problems because every dog is different!

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A Corporate Support Day with RSPCA NSW are amazing interactive experiences. Teams help out at the shelter and spend special time with the animals. It’s a great way for teams to bond while caring for animals in need. In April, staff from Canterbury League Club, Cuscal and Optiver lent their valuable time to make our shelter a better place.

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Have you heard? On 21 May 2017, Million Paws Walk will gather all dog lovers to make a stand for animals in need! Regular walk routes will be transformed into a celebration of man’s best friend and people like you will become the voice for animal welfare.

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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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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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