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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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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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19 January 2011

If you would like to make a donation to the Queensland Flood Crisis Appeal please do so online, by phoning the RSPCA yourself or by post. The RSPCA is not using telemarketers to raise money for the floods so please be careful if you receive any calls from someone claiming to represent the RSPCA.

We have had some concerning calls from members of the public who say they have been phoned by people claiming to be the RSPCA asking for cash donations.

The RSPCA in some states does use telemarketers to fundraise by selling products such as raffle tickets, tea towels and diaries however; we do not solicit cash donations from people over the phone.

Some tips to avoid succumbing to bogus callers:

  1. Ask for the caller's name, reference number and call back details
  2. If they are hesitant to provide details don't donate
  3. If you have a bad feeling about the caller then don't donate
  4. Contact your state RSPCA  to check that the calls are legitimate
  5. If you still want to help the RSPCA then please donate onlineby post or by phone.

The RSPCA relies on the community for 97% of our national funding. Please don't let these few bad seeds turn you off helping us - just make sure you do it securely.

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