RSPCA NSW cares for abandoned, neglected, sick and surrendered animals across the state.


The RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is the voice for the animals of Australia. We defend their dignity and fight to stop cruelty. We offer shelter, education, medical attention and love. We are animal protectors, carers and guardians. We bring solace to the abandoned, surrendered and injured. We prosecute those who would harm them and we fight for the humane treatment of all living things. But our job does not stop at animals. We believe behind every animal is a human being who needs guidance, encouragement and help. We receive less than two per cent of our funding from the government, and rely almost entirely on the goodwill of our loyal supporters and like-minded members of the community.

We believe in animals because they make our lives better and remind us what it is like to live humanely.

What We Do



Our shelters provide the best possible care to neglected, unwanted, sick or injured animals.


Veterinary Hospitals

We provide medical care to homeless, injured and sick shelter animals, as well as to privately-owned pets.


Community Outreach

We assist with the care of animals owned by the homeless, elderly, socially isolated and people experiencing domestic violence.


Animal Welfare

We have Australia’s largest squad of law enforcement officers dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and promoting protection.



Education is pivotal to RSPCA NSW’s vision of preventing cruelty to animals.


Branches and Support Teams

Our volunteer branches play a vital role in foster care, rehoming, desexing programs and fundraising initiatives.


Our mission is to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.

RSPCA NSW is a non-government organisation. We receive less than two per cent in regular funding from the NSW Government and zero per cent from the Federal Government.

The RSPCA believes that an animal’s welfare should be considered in terms of the Five Freedoms. These include:

1. Freedom from hunger and thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.

2. Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.

3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention through rapid diagnosis and treatment.

4. Freedom to express normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind.

5. Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.

Work With Us

If you care about animals, consider turning your passion into a career. 

Become a Volunteer

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

Become a monthly donor and transform the lives of animals in need today.