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 Branches and Support Teams Albury Volunteer Branch Armidale Volunteer Branch Bathurst Volunteer Branch Blue Mountains Volunteer Branch Broken Hill Volunteer Branch Central Coast Support Group Central West Support Group Cooma Volunteer Branch Eurobodalla Volunteer Branch Glen Innes Volunteer Branch Goulburn Volunteer Branch Gunnedah Volunteer Branch Hunter Supporter Group Illawarra Volunteer Branch Inverell Volunteer Branch Mudgee Volunteer Branch Nowra Volunteer Branch Orange Volunteer Branch Port Macquarie Volunteer Branch Sydney Auxiliary Volunteer Branch Tamworth Volunteer Branch Taree Volunteer Branch Tenterfield Volunteer Branch Tweed Heads Support Group Ulladulla Volunteer Branch Care Centres Care Centre Tuggerah Petbarn Alexandria Bathurst Belrose Brookvale Campbelltown Caringbah Castle Hill Casula Chatswood Coffs Harbour Double Bay Dubbo Gladesville Gosford Hoxton Park Katoomba Menai Mittagong Narrabeen Neutral Bay Newcastle West North Parramatta Nowra Orange Penrith Homemaker Centre Port Macquarie Punchbowl Rozelle Rutherford Shellharbour Strathfield Tamworth West Ryde Wetherill Park Shelters Blue Mountains Shelter (Katoomba) Broken Hill Shelter Central Coast Shelter (Somersby) Coffs Harbour Shelter Hunter Shelter Illawarra Shelter Orange Shelter Port Macquarie Shelter Sydney Shelter (Yagoona) Veterinary Hospitals Broken Hill Veterinary Hospital Hunter Veterinary Hospital (Rutherford) Sydney Veterinary Hospital (Yagoona) Tighes Hill Veterinary Hospital The Board Strategic Plan Careers at RSPCA NSW Inspectorate Animal Care Services Veterinarian – Full Time/Part Time/Casual – Broken Hill Veterinary Hospital Veterinarian – Part Time/Casual – Hunter and Tighes Hill Veterinary Hospitals Communications Community Op Shop Coordinator – Full Time – Tweed Heads Fundraising Human Resources IT and Finance Legal RSPCA Policies Legislation SheltersBlue Mountains Shelter (Katoomba) Broken Hill Shelter Central Coast Shelter (Somersby) Coffs Harbour Shelter Hunter Shelter Illawarra Shelter Orange Shelter Port Macquarie Shelter Sydney Shelter (Yagoona) 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. Where we are Contact Details 6-10 Burlington Place Rutherford, NSW, 2320 Phone: (02) 4939 1555 Fax: (02) 4939 1589 Opening Hours Monday, Wednesday to Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and 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.