Our shelters offer accommodation and care for abandoned, neglected, sick and surrendered animals. Home Who we are Locations Shelters Hunter Shelter Who we are About RSPCA NSW Locations Shelters Blue Mountains Shelter (Katoomba) Coffs Harbour Shelter Hunter Shelter Sydney Shelter (Yagoona) Illawarra Shelter Central West (Orange) Shelter Veterinary Hospitals Sydney Veterinary Hospital (Yagoona) Hunter Veterinary Hospital (Rutherford) Broken Hill Veterinary Hospital Care Centres Care Centre Tuggerah Petbarn Alexandria Bathurst Belrose Brookvale Campbelltown Caringbah Castle Hill Casula Chatswood Coffs Harbour Double Bay Dubbo Gladesville Hoxton Park Katoomba Mittagong Neutral Bay Newcastle West Nowra North Parramatta Orange Penrith Homemaker Centre Port Macquarie Punchbowl Rozelle Rutherford Shellharbour Strathfield Tamworth West Gosford West Ryde Wetherill Park Menai Narrabeen Blacktown Marsden Park Branches and Support Teams Albury Volunteer Branch Armidale Volunteer Branch Bathurst Volunteer Branch Blue Mountains Volunteer Branch Broken Hill Volunteer Branch Snowy Monaro Volunteer Branch Central West Supporter Group Eurobodalla Volunteer Branch Glen Innes Volunteer Branch Goulburn Volunteer Branch Gunnedah Volunteer Branch Hunter Supporter Group Illawarra Volunteer Branch Inverell Volunteer Branch Shoalhaven Volunteer Branch Orange Supporter Group Port Macquarie Volunteer Branch Sydney Auxiliary Volunteer Branch Tamworth Volunteer Branch Taree Supporter Group Tenterfield Supporter Group The Board Strategic Plan Careers at RSPCA NSW Community Animal Operations Support Services Fundraising RSPCA Policies Legislation SheltersBlue Mountains Shelter (Katoomba) Coffs Harbour Shelter Hunter Shelter Sydney Shelter (Yagoona) Illawarra Shelter Central West (Orange) Shelter Hunter Shelter Our Hunter Shelter provides care, shelter and veterinary treatment to abandoned, injured, neglected and sick animals. Animals arriving at shelters come from a variety of sources, including those: handed in as an injured or sick stray seized by an inspector under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 surrendered by an owner Located in Rutherford, the shelter is also the animal holding facility for Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Newcastle City Councils. The shelter offers an extensive Foster Care program, volunteering and corporate support opportunities and a retail shop. A number of school holiday and training programs, including TAFE tours, are also offered. Our Hunter Veterinary Hospital is located onsite, offering services to shelter animals and the public. You can find out more here. All animals suitable for adoption can be found here. ***Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, this location is closed until further notice. If you need assistance, please contact us on 1300 278 3589. Read more about how our services have been impacted here.*** Where we are Contact Details 6-10 Burlington Place Rutherford, NSW, 2320 Phone: (02) 4939 1555 Fax:(02) 8331 1935 Opening Hours Adoptions and surrenders: Tuesday to Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Closed Mondays and public holidays. Lost and found animals: Monday – Sunday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Veterinary clinic: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m., closed Sundays. Closed public holidays. Shelter FAQsDo you accept stray animals? Our shelters do not have the means to accept uninjured stray animals. If you find an uninjured stray animal, you will be referred to your local council pound. Where can I see all animals available for adoption? You can see all animals available for adoption here. Why do you charge adoption fees? Animals available for adoption have undergone a comprehensive veterinary check, and have undergone any other veterinary treatment and rehabilitation necessary. The adoption fee helps cover part of these costs and allows RSPCA NSW to continue caring for animals in need.