If something happened to you, what would happen to your pet? Request more information The Home Ever After Program Pets are cherished members of the family, so we believe that safeguarding their future is vitally important and a fundamental requirement for any responsible pet owner. Having a plan in place provides great peace of mind and secures the future wellbeing of your pet, should something happen to you. Play the videos to hear two heart-warming stories. Get more information Benefits + EXPAND ALL BENEFITS 1. Immediate care for your pet should they ever lose you + Enrolment in HEA provides all the documentation needed to ensure your pet is taken into immediate care should anything happen to you, or you become too sick to care for them. 2. Unique Pet Profile held on record + To ensure your pet is looked after exactly the way you would want them to, a profile is created by the person who knows them best – you. This means, should we ever need to rehome your pet, we can match their needs with someone who is able to offer them a home just like yours. 3. Secures your pet’s future + Your pet’s future welfare is secure with regular checks performed by RSPCA NSW. If there ever comes a time when you are not here to love and care for your pet, we promise to be there for them. We will care for them while we use our expert rehoming experience to find a suitable home, and then we will monitor their welfare for the rest of their natural life too. 4. Your final wishes for your pet are known + HEA provides a practical platform for your final wishes to be recorded. Enrolment in the program provides your executor with the necessary instructions to secure your pet. It safeguards their needs and ensures they are treated as a sentient being. 5. Provides you with peace of mind+ Having HEA as a future care plan for your pet takes away the worry. With the welfare of your pet as our priority, you will have peace of mind knowing that, if you were no longer here for your pet, we will be. Get more information FAQs What does HEA entail? One of our HEA coordinators will call to find out basic information about your pet and then either email or post enrolment documents to you. You will be asked to tell us lots of information about your pet – all those unique details that only you would know. We then use this information to create a pet profile which we keep on file should we ever need to use it. That way, if we ever need to rehome your pet, we can do so by using the information provided by the person who knows them – you. Once you have completed and returned the forms, we will post you several important items including a HEA wallet card – this card should be carried with you in case of an emergency. It tells the emergency services you have a pet at home who may be alone. Several other items will also be provided – all ensuring that if something happens to you, your pet will be taken into our care without delay. I’m pretty sure my family could look after my pet should something happen to me. Do I still need to enrol in HEA? Friends and family who know your pets and are in a suitable position to take on the responsibility are the best choice. If for some reason those intentions fall through, Home Ever After can act as your ‘insurance policy’ – this will ensure that you and your family have a secure second option in place should you ever need it. What if my pets are bonded will they be rehomed together? Yes, if your pets enter the HEA program and are a bonded pair, we will do everything we can to honour your wishes and rehome them together. What kind of animals can be enrolled on the program? We have a whole array of animals already enrolled in the program mainly consisting of cats, dogs and small companion animals, but the program welcomes most animals great and small. Currently we have several horses, a herd of cows, four pet sheep and some alpacas! With exotic pets such as reptiles and parrots, we advise owners to seek help from a specialist rescue group or animal sanctuary. Does it cost any money? There is no charge during your lifetime however, we do ask that you leave a Gift in your Will to RSPCA NSW. This is because, one out of every three animals at RSPCA is cared for by gifts left in Wills. These highly important future gifts help to ensure that no animal is left behind or has to go without a safe and loving home. You can be assured that your gift will make a huge difference to lives of so many animals in need. Are there age requirements for enrolees? Yes, you have to be over 18 and be the legal owner of your pet to enrol them on the program. However, there are no age requirements for your furry friend! Is it possible to adopt a HEA pet? Yes, if you are interested in adopting a pet from the HEA program, please email email@example.com with your name and phone number and a member of our team will respond to your enquiry. As with all our adoptions, an RSPCA NSW staff member will determine your suitability according to the animal’s pet profile, needs and requirements. How can my business promote the Home Ever After (HEA) program? If you believe your customers and/or pet owning staff and friends would benefit from knowing about the HEA program, you can promote it by displaying the HEA brochures and accompanying poster in your workplace. Click here to request a free HEA promotional pack. What other animal lovers say about enrolling their pets in the Home Ever After (HEA) Program Having a companion animal for most of us can be a deeply satisfying two-way emotional journey. Just as we bond with and care for these companions, in turn they give us their devotion and trust. That they may suffer fear, loss and uncertainty after our demise is unthinkable. The RSPCA Home Ever After program admirably solves this concern of mine. Mark Young During a moment with my Cat Timmy, I thought sadly of his future if he should outlive me. I was therefore so relieved to hear of the RSPCA NSW Home Ever After program. This program provides peace of mind for pet owners and particularly gives older people an opportunity to gain the loving companionship of a cat or dog in their later years without worrying about their pet’s future care. Jan Brighton-Le-Sands Although a friend has offered to take Remy, I felt I needed a back-up plan for my much-loved pussy cat, so in case anything happens to my friend, the RSPCA HEA program is an excellent plan B. Jo Orange When I decided to enter my cat in the Home Ever After program I was impressed with the trouble the program Coordinator took to learn about my cat; the detail recorded reassured me that every effort will be made to find a suitable home for her should the need arise. Beverley Winston Hills Want to know more? Thanks for contacting us! We will get in touch with you shortly with the information requested. Form of Contact* Email me an enrolment form Post me an enrolment form Please call me Title First Name* Last Name* Address Line* Suburb* State*Select your stateAustralian Central TerritoryNew South WalesSouth AustraliaVictoriaQueenslandDarwinTasmaniaWestern AustraliaPost Code* Email* Phone Number What animals do you own/quantity? How did you find out about HEA?How did you find out about HEA?WebsiteFacebookGoogle SearchWord of MouthMagazine AdNewspaper AdWhat is your preferred method of contact?* Email Post The RSPCA is committed to handling your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth). You can read our Collection Notice here. Any questions? Contact our Home Ever After Team Call us on (02) 9782 4419 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Sarah, Helen and Bec.