RSPCA NSW provides lifesaving rescue and rehabilitation services to animals in need.

Rescue Partners

In October 2013, RSPCA NSW began a process to formalise partnerships with animal rescue groups across Australia. To date, more than 4,000 animals have been rehabilitated and rehomed through the help of our incredible rescue partners, and more than 30 rescue groups are official Rescue Partners.

By having official partnerships, RSPCA NSW can create an efficient and helpful process to transfer animals from our care to these groups. And by continuing to form new partnerships, we’re able to expand our network and increase the number of rehomed animals across the state.

Where possible, all animals transferred to rescue group ownership will leave RSPCA NSW’s care desexed, microchipped, vaccinated and with a full veterinary health check.

Rescue Partners FAQs

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is available to all rescue groups who are interested in partnering and assisting with rehoming companion animals. Rescue groups who sign the MOU are given access to our animals for a nominal fee. Ownership of those animals can then be transferred to them. This allows the rescue group to use their own networks and resources to find the most appropriate home for these animals.

Animal rescue groups who are interested in partnering with RSPCA NSW can request a copy of the MOU for review. For more information or to discuss a partnership, please contact RSPCA NSW Animal Care Service Manager Tara Deevy on (02) 9770 7555 or

In FY2016-17, RSPCA NSW cared for more than 31,000 animals. Of these, 15,414 animals were rehomed (adopted or released to rescue) and 5,083 were reunited with their owners. During that same period, we worked with more than 90 rescue groups to rehome and rehabilitate animals in need.