Our role

The state and territory member Societies provide services to animals in need through their shelters and inspectorates. In the national office, RSPCA Australia works to influence animal welfare policy, practice and legislation across the country
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Key issues

The RSPCA advocates for the welfare of animals across a number of industries, issues and platforms. Help from our supporters is important to progress change. Working together is key.
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Whether you're an individual or a business, there are multiple ways you can support the RSPCA
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The RSPCA is an independent, community-based charity providing animal care and protection services across the country.
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By choosing adoption, you’ll not only have the chance to make a friend for life, but you’ll be giving an animal a second chance and helping support the RSPCA.
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What we stand for

RSPCA Australia’s mission, purpose, vision, values, and principles.

Our mission
  • To prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.
Our purpose
  • To make animals’ lives better.
Our vision
  • All animals have a good life.
Our values
  • Compassion: We believe a kind approach benefits all.
  • Courage: We do what is right for animals over what is easy to do.
  • Integrity: We earn the trust upon which our work depends.
  • Knowledge: We make informed decisions.
  • Tenacity: We never give up
Our principles
  • We consistently align our actions with our purpose and vision.
  • With animals’ welfare at the forefront of our thinking, we act in their best interests – no matter how challenging.
  • We are transparent, explaining what we do, why we do it, where we are and where we are heading.
  • We strive for continuous improvement – knowing that small steps are progress, even as we embrace the longer-term view.
  • We work collaboratively to achieve the best outcomes. We recognise and respect the intrinsic dignity of all
Objectives of the RSPCA in Australia
  • To prevent cruelty to animals by ensuring the enforcement of existing laws at federal and state level.
  • To procure the passage of such amending or new legislation as is necessary for the protection of animals.
  • To develop and promote policies for the humane treatment of animals that reflect contemporary values and scientific knowledge.
  • To educate the community with regard to the humane treatment of animals..
  • To engage with relevant stakeholders to improve animal welfare.
  • To sustain an intelligent public opinion regarding animal welfare.
  • To operate facilities for the care and protection of animals.

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