RSPCA NSW has 11 Shelters that provide comfortable accommodation and the best possible care to surrendered, neglected, unwanted, sick or injured animals.
Each year tens of thousands of animals arrive at RSPCA Shelters. The RSPCA works within NSW communities to educate the need for responsible pet ownership in the aim of increasing awareness and reducing the number of unwanted animals. Animals arriving at Shelters come from a variety of sources, including -
• Surrendered by an owner
• Handed in as an injured stray (RSPCA Shelters do not have the means to accept uninjured stray animals. Anyone having found a stray animal will be referred to their local pound)
• Seized by an Inspector under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (POCTA).
Staff members assess all animals to ensure they are medically and behaviourally sound. Animals requiring extra attention are referred to our behavioural team or our vets.
Animals deemed suitable for adoption are advertised on www.adoptapet.com.au. The behaviour of all animals available through the RSPCA has been assessed to determine the animalís suitability for adoption, and identify their unique re-homing requirements. This enables staff to match animals with potential adopters.
All adoption animals have undergone a comprehensive vet check, been desexed, microchipped, treated for internal and external parasites (such as worms and fleas), and had their initial vaccination. Dogs are also heartworm tested and treated.