Tuggerah Care Centre Announcement

On Thursday, 27 April, our RSPCA NSW Care Centre in Tuggerah closed its door indefinitely.

As a not-for-profit, we owe it to our community of loyal supporters and donors to ensure that every dollar we receive is spent where our animals need it the most. With the current economic landscape impacting all of us differently, we need to remind ourselves that everyone is doing their best to navigate these challenging times. Charities, for the most part, are not immune to these impacts, and that includes RSPCA NSW.

We are an organisation heavily reliant upon the generosity of the public, and as people struggle financially, we have seen a decline in donations while the demand for our support services continues to increase.

This is the reality for our organisation and why we had to make the difficult decision to step away from a retail-centric model, as it was no longer a cost-effective way to deliver our mission of helping animals in need.

This was not an easy decision for our organisation, and we understand that this news may be difficult for some people to hear. However, it is imperative that we ensure that our funds go as far as possible to help as many animals as we can.

All animals that were located at our Tuggerah Care Centre have been transferred out to various RSPCA NSW shelters across the state, where they’re awaiting their forever homes. Anyone interested in adopting any of our amazing animals can visit our website at rspcansw.org.au/adopt.

It’s important to note, we are still working with all staff to identify opportunities for continued employment at other locations within RSPCA NSW.

We want to express our sincerest gratitude to all our staff, volunteers and supporters who have contributed to Tuggerah over the last eleven years. Because of you, over 8,000 animals found their forever homes and are now living the life they truly deserve.

While it’s time for this chapter to close, we are incredibly proud of what the centre has achieved since it opened in 2012 and for the countless smiles experienced by customers during this time.

Thank you for all your support.