Explore the work RSPCA NSW does to help animals and their owners in the community.

Working in Communities

RSPCA NSW believes that pets and people belong together. Financial circumstances alone are not a reliable indicator of a person’s capacity to love and care for a companion animal, and strong bonds between people and their pets make for stronger communities.

Sadly, a number of factors, including illness, a lack of accessible or affordable veterinary care, poverty, a shortage of pet-friendly housing and poverty can result in even the most devoted pet owner having to relinquish a beloved pet to a local rescue group or shelter. But keeping pets and people together is often the best outcome for the pets, their owners, and the community – and this is what RSPCA NSW strives to achieve.

Discover our community programs

Working in Communities FAQs

If you’re interested in a specific community program, please contact our team by emailing programs@rspcansw.org.au or phoning (02) 9782 4408. Our team will be able to assist you further, and ensure the program you’re interested in is the best fit for you and your pets.

Thank you for looking out for a person or animal who may need some extra assistance. Please contact our team by emailing programs@rspcansw.org.au or phoning (02) 9782 4408.

Become a Volunteer

You can lend a hand in many ways, from walking dogs to joining fundraising events.

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