All Animals

All Animals

All animals

In 2015-16, the RSPCA cared for 137,329 animals including 45,256 dogs, 55,570 cats, 485 horses, 3,188 livestock, 7,262 small pets (such as mice, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, fish and ferrets) and 25,568 native and introduced wild animals such as wombats, kangaroos, possums and reptiles (see Figure 1).

This was an increase of 3,896 animals or 2.92% from 2014-15 when we received1 133,495 animals.

Note: The total number of animals coming into the care of the RSPCA can be influenced by many factors including the number of local council animal management (pound) contracts the RSPCA holds in any one year.

1 Received refers to all animals in RSPCA facilities during the 2015-2016 financial year.