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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Every year, the RSPCA provides shelter to thousands of animals in need of a good home.

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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The Adoptapet website lets you view the many wonderful pets waiting for adoption at RSPCA locations across Australia. All animals have been health and behaviour assessed by the RSPCA and are ready for their new homes. Dogs and cats are also desexed, microchipped and vaccinated to help give them the best possible fresh start.

Before you begin your search, consider your needs and the needs of your future pet. How much time can you spend on training and exercise? How much space do you have for them? How much can you afford to pay for food, toys, training and possible vet bills?

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Select your Pet type

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Adopting a dog or puppy

Adopting a dog is a great way to give a dog or puppy a second chance by providing a loving home. Find out what you need to know before adopting.

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Adopting a cat or kitten

Cats make wonderful companions and there are many cats and kittens available for adoption at the RSPCA. Find out what you need to know before adopting a cat.

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Adopting other animals

There are many types of animals looking for new homes. Find out about how to care for different types of animals and how they can make great pets.

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Responsible pet ownership

Choosing the right pet for you is fun, but takes time, planning and lots of research. Learn more about responsible pet ownership.

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