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 sourcing

The RSPCA works with a wide range of stakeholders to improve the welfare of animals. When it comes to responsible sourcing of animal-based products, there is a lot that individual organisations can do.

Forward-thinking organisations that consider animal welfare in their operations enhance and retain their social licence to operate, identify market opportunities, increase brand reputation and are part of a growing movement that cares about the welfare of animals.

So if your organisation is reviewing animal-based products sourced for human or pet consumption in your supply chain, get in touch with the RSPCA Australia team at ResponsibleSourcing@rspca.org.au, or take a look at the below documents for more information on how you can make a lasting and positive impact for animals by ensuring these products are responsibly sourced.

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Note: RSPCA Australia is opposed to the killing of wild animals for commercial purposes (unless this meets specific criteria) and to the farming of animals taken from the wild, due to the risk of pain, injury or distress arising from the capture, transport, handling and long-term confinement of these animals.
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Quick and easy tips for responsible product sourcing.

Key procurement goals

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How to develop an animal welfare policy

Key components of an animal welfare policy.

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