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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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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Dogs have a special place in the hearts, minds and lives of so many people. They give us pleasure, help us to exercise, socialise and a reason to get up in the morning! They fulfil different roles in different contexts including being a companion, providing security, being a working dog and being used for racing and breeding. But is this all one sided? Do dogs gain from this relationship as much as humans do, or are we letting down our best friend? They rely on us to provide food, water, comfort, health care and companionship. But do they receive all of this in every situation?

Sadly, the answer is no. The 2016 RSPCA Animal Welfare Seminar investigated the treatment of dogs in racing, breeding, training and indigenous communities to identify the key welfare issues and discuss options to resolve these.

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