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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Responsible pet ownership

Choosing the right pet for you is fun, but takes time, planning and lots of research. You need to consider very carefully both your needs and the needs of any animal that comes into your life.

For many Australians, pets are important members of the family. A pet can be a joy but they are a big responsibility.

If you do decide you have room for a pet in your life and can provide them with the care and attention they deserve, then consider adopting from an RSPCA shelter first - that way you are not only giving an animal a second chance but we can match you with the perfect pet for your family. Dogs and cats adopted from the RSPCA are also desexed, vaccinated and microchipped.

Please remember that pets are a lifelong commitment but given the chance, they will love you for life.

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