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I found a stray cat! What should I do?

At RSPCA NSW we believe that every cat deserves a safe and permanent home with someone to take care of… Read more

RSPCA NSW end of year opening hours

Over the Christmas and new years break, RSPCA NSW opening hours will be further impacted. Please read on for opening… Read more

Tips to keep pets happy and healthy this holiday season

RSPCA NSW encourages pet owners to keep the welfare of their furry friends front of mind this festive season. 

27,114 animals in urgent need of Guardian Angels

RSPCA is urgently seeking Guardian Angels to provide safety and care for the 27,114 animals spending the festive season in shelters nationally.

Have your say about keeping pets in rental homes

Currently, landlords in NSW can refuse to allow a tenant to keep a pet without providing a reason unless it’s an assistance animal.

I found kittens! What should I do?

If you find kittens on the street, it is very normal to feel concerned and feel the need to rescue… Read more

Tis the Season… for Kittens!

Did you know… last year RSPCA NSW took in more than 13,000 homeless, sick, injured, or surrendered cats? About 2 in 3 of these were kittens. That’s almost 9,000 kittens! If you lined these kittens up head to tail (and could get them to stay still) the queue would stretch for about two kilometres.

RSPCA NSW welcomes amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act

RSPCA NSW welcomes amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act

RSPCA NSW welcomes amendments to the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (POCTAA) which prevents people convicted of serious cruelty offences from owning animals or working for a business that provides care to animals.

Man convicted for repeatedly kicking and abusing his 10-month-old puppy

A 35-year-old Greenwich man was sentenced at Parramatta Local Court on 30 August 2022, after pleading guilty to five cruelty offences against his 10-month-old Dobermann, ‘Ohlins’. Four further offences relating to the inappropriate confinement of the dog were taken into account on sentence.

Giving horses, like Noodles, a second chance beyond the finish post 

RSPCA NSW is calling our equestrian community to give ex-racehorses, like Noodles, a forever paddock and a new lease on life this November.

Learn practical animal welfare skills with RSPCA NSW

Expressions of interest are now open to study ACM20121 Certificate II in Animal Care with RSPCA NSW.

RSPCA Rescue Run: Every KM represents 1000 calls for help

It is not too late to step up and take part in the RSPCA Rescue Run and support our inspectors, who are out on the road rescuing animals every day.

Finally, a second chance for experimentation animals

Amendments to the Animal Research Act (1985) passed by the NSW Parliament today,  which will give cats and dogs used as research the right to be released into family homes, have been welcomed by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals New South Wales (RSPCA NSW). 

Weddin Shire Council leading the way with cat welfare milestone

Weddin Shire Council, together with Lachlan Valley Vets on 11 October 2022 successfully desexed 100 cats as part of their strategy to address the overpopulation and welfare of cats in their local council area.

RSPCA NSW School Holiday Program is back this spring!

The RSPCA NSW School Holiday Program is welcoming back students to our Sydney (Yagoona) Education Centre and Adoption Centre this spring for some educational fun with our shelter staff and animals.

Set the pace for animal welfare with RSPCA Rescue Run

Put your heart and sole into helping our inspectors prevent animal cruelty and save animals in need by participating in the RSPCA Rescue Run, this October.

Rest in Peace, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

In honour of International Cat Day, RSPCA NSW is sharing some tips and tricks on how to keep your feline friend happy, healthy and safe at home. 

Big dogs with even bigger hearts – Celebrating our gentle giants this International Dog Day

RSPCA NSW is calling dog lovers to open their hearts and homes, and think big, this International Dog Day.

Top tips for feline fine and staying safe this International Cat Day

In honour of International Cat Day, RSPCA NSW is sharing some tips and tricks on how to keep your feline friend happy, healthy and safe at home. 

July is National Desexing Month

Desexing is part of responsible pet ownership. Whether you have a cat, dog, ferret, guinea pig, rabbit or rat, there’s… Read more

RSPCA Cupcake Day: The Sweetest Fundraiser is here

Oven timers around the country are beeping in unison for RSPCA’s Cupcake Day! 

Cruelty conviction for friends with 92 birds inside Liverpool apartment 

A man and woman from Liverpool have been sentenced at Liverpool Local Court on 30 May 2022 for three offences against the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act 1979 (POCTAA) in relation to 50 live birds kept in their apartment.  

RSPCA NSW Flood Relief Points – Spencer, South Windsor, Wisemans Ferry 

RSPCA NSW is distributing pet supplies and providing free veterinary advice to flood-affected communities across NSW.

Transitioning your cat to an at-home lifestyle

In recent times, many people have transitioned to working from home. Cats can happily transition to an at-home lifestyle too!… Read more

RSPCA Cupcake Day – Prepare, Plan, Party!

Grab your apron and preheat those ovens – RSPCA’s Cupcake Day is back this August, to bake a change for animals in need.

You’re not barking up the wrong tree – find your forever love at BARC

The RSPCA NSW Behaviour and Rehabilitation Centre (BARC) has successfully rehabilitated a record number of pets, and adoption fees have been reduced this weekend for all dogs to help them find their forever homes and make space for more animals in need.

Statement from RSPCA NSW regarding seizure of animals in Southern Tablelands

On Thursday, 2 June 2022, a team of RSPCA NSW inspectors, accompanied by an independent equine veterinarian, seized a group of… Read more

Walkin’ and Waggin’ on Sunshine – RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk is this Sunday!

The sun will be shining this Sunday for Australia’s largest doggy day out, RSPCA NSW’s Million Paws Walk.

Largest prosecuted breeders in NSW have been sentenced

A father and daughter duo responsible for operating one of the largest intensive companion animal breeding establishments in New South Wales have been sentenced for animal cruelty

Prison sentence for Condobolin woman who left dogs to die in her home

A 28-year-old Condobolin woman was sentenced at Queanbeyan Local Court on 9 May 2022 for aggravated cruelty in relation to five dogs who died inside her home and failing to provide veterinary treatment to another dog found emaciated and alive in the backyard. 

The Million Paws Walk virtual challenge is live! 

Get moving this May with the virtual RSPCA Million Paws Walk challenge to help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals in need. 

Alert for pet owners: Japanese Encephalitis

Japanese encephalitis is a viral brain disease transmitted by mosquitoes infected with the virus from animals to humans. As of… Read more

Breeder convicted of failing to provide vet treatment to dogs kept below a vet clinic

A 68-year-old Strathfield man was sentenced at Parramatta Local Court on 10 February 2022 for conduct relating to eight brachycephalic dogs,… Read more

RSPCA Million Paws Walk is back in 2022

Australia’s largest walk for animal welfare, RSPCA Million Paws Walk, is returning on Sunday 29 May 2022.  

Flooding Safety Guide

Creating an emergency plan for natural disasters, such as floods, will ensure that you and your animal(s) remain safe. In… Read more

Facts to get you through this kitten season

Every kitten season, cats start reproducing, resulting in an influx of homeless litters at our shelter. It can be an… Read more

Dealing with a neighbouring dog’s excessive barking

There are few things less irritating than the sound of a neighbour’s dog that won’t stop barking. Barking is a… Read more

How to manage ehrlichiosis

Ehrlichiosis is a disease of dogs caused by bacteria carried by the Brown Dog Tick. If not treated appropriately it can be fatal. RSPCA NSW urges dog owners to… Read more

Unusual Pets at RSPCA NSW

It’s the never-ending debate- are you a dog or cat person? We’d like to provide an alternative answer here: an… Read more

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Pawsome news for animals across the state

The NSW Legislative Assembly today passed the Companion Animals Amendment (Rehoming Animals) Bill 2021 in an important first step towards further safeguarding impounded animals across the state.

Condobolin man convicted of starving cattle dogs

A 29-year-old Condobolin man was convicted and sentenced at Condobolin Local Court on 8 February 2022, in relation to two animal cruelty charges. 

RSPCA NSW’s Holiday Program has gone virtual

RSPCA NSW’s School Holiday Program is back in virtual form to help keep your kids entertained these school holidays with some fun, animal-centered activities

Give your pets a happy New Year

Tips for keeping your pets safe through New Years’ Eve fireworks.

Tips to keep your home pet-friendly this holiday season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year as the holiday season is upon us. As you get ready to… Read more

Leave the feasting to non-furry friends and family this Christmas

RSPCA NSW asks pet owners to remain vigilant over what they feed their pets over the holidays. In the spirit of giving,… Read more

Cruelty conviction for Busby woman with emaciated pet dog and worm-burdened puppies

A 26-year-old Busby woman was convicted and sentenced at Liverpool Local Court on 23 November 2021 in relation to multiple animal… Read more

Woman convicted for failing Chihuahua with protruding eye

A 41-year-old Bidwill woman was convicted and sentenced at Mount Druitt Local Court on 21 October 2021 after pleading guilty… Read more

RSPCA NSW Court Release: 40-year-old woman convicted for leaving large cancerous lump on dog untreated

A Glenmore Park woman was convicted and sentenced at Penrith Local Court on 21 October 2021 after pleading guilty to… Read more

Get busy and desex your cats – kitten season is coming

RSPCA NSW is urging pet owners to desex their cats with kitten season now on our doorstep. A drier and… Read more

Warmer and longer days mean it’s kitten season!

As the weather starts to get warmer and the days get longer, kitten season begins and female cats start to… Read more

How to: Care for Your Pet Cat or Kitten

There’s nothing cuter than watching a cat chase a patch of light, using their paws to knead as if they’re… Read more

Seasonal Allergies in Pets

Spring has officially sprung. But for many of us and our pets, springtime also means allergies. To make this season… Read more

Why we’re no longer using night cages

We’re investing in surrender intervention, starting with the problem of drop boxes  Surrendering a pet is always a difficult decision. We have learned a… Read more

Tails wagging as RSPCA NSW Shelters re-open to the public

Members of the public who are double vaccinated will be able to visit RSPCA NSW shelters from today, Tuesday 25 October 2021…. Read more

Tails wagging as RSPCA NSW’s shelters reopen!

*** UPDATE*** Important update to operating hours As we all continue to navigate the challenges of the recent surge in… Read more

RSPCA Rescue Run: Supporting our inspectors for the long run

RSPCA Rescue Run: Supporting our inspectors for the long run There is still time to step up to the RSPCA Rescue… Read more

RSPCA NSW: Tricks for Treats

On Monday the 25th of October our shelters will be reopening again to the public and after months in lockdown,… Read more

RSPCA Rescue Run: 67 km for 67 animals in need

Join RSPCA Rescue Run this October and run, walk, or roll 67 km to help prevent animal cruelty. Staring Monday 18 October… Read more

Life after COVID-19: Preparing our dogs for the future

Our four-legged friends have been reaping the benefits of our extra time at home: more walks, more play time, more… Read more

A Guide to Keeping Chickens

If you’re anything like us, the last few weeks in lockdown have been filled with daydreams about of  moving to a farm… Read more

20-year-old man convicted for starving Bull Arab dog

A Nelsons Plains man was convicted and sentenced at Raymond Terrace Local Court on 30 August 2021 after pleading guilty… Read more

Severity appeal dismissed for man who failed to provide vet treatment to pet poodle

A 72-year-old Lethbridge Park man who was found guilty of multiple animal cruelty offences withdrew his conviction and sentence appeals… Read more

Bourke Dog Investigation Update

As the lead agency on the investigation into the deaths of fifteen dogs who were in the custody of Bourke… Read more

Woman convicted of animal cruelty for starving horses

A 41-year-old Kooringal woman was convicted and sentenced in her absence at Wagga Wagga Local Court on 21 July 2021… Read more

Test your baking skills this RSPCA Cupcake Day

RSPCA NSW is calling bakers of all skill levels to whip up some tasty treats for animals in need this… Read more

Severity appeal dismissed for man who kicked dog to death

A 33-year-old Broken Hill man who pleaded guilty to committing an act of aggravated animal cruelty had his severity appeal… Read more

Remembering former Corrective Services NSW Commissioner Ron Woodham

RSPCA NSW is saddened to hear about the passing of former Corrective Services NSW Commissioner Ron Woodham. Mr Woodham served… Read more

Man who mutilated Corgi puppies convicted of animal cruelty

A 24-year-old man on a student visa was convicted and sentenced at Downing Centre Local Court on 16 July 2021 after pleading guilty to multiple animal cruelty charges.  … Read more

Why does RSPCA NSW oppose tail docking? 

When you’re looking to purchase a new puppy or dog to join your family, something we recommend you should look… Read more

Penrith man convicted of cruelty for bashing dog

A 28-year-old Penrith man was convicted and sentenced in his absence at Penrith Local court on 23 June 2021 for… Read more

5 DIY easy treats for your pets!

Feel like spoiling your pup with something special? These easy homemade treats are the perfect way of making them feel… Read more

Keeping pets entertained during lockdown 

Lockdowns can be difficult for both pets and their owners as the sudden change in schedule can be a challenging… Read more

How can your shelters be full if there are only a few animals available for adoption?

It can be so disheartening to hear that your local animal shelter or adoption centre is full only to visit… Read more

RSPCA NSW welcomes tougher penalties for animal cruelty offences

RSPCA NSW welcomes amendments to state animal welfare legislation which bring tougher penalties for animal cruelty offences, including the introduction of a new offence… Read more

Keep your pets warm this winter!

Winter is here and even though your furry friends may have a ‘built-in coat’ it’s still a good idea to… Read more

RSPCA NSW and Taronga partner to protect the iconic platypus

Flip tails on a twenty cent coin and you will see one etched in rippling water. In real life, this… Read more

RSPCA NSW New England Road Trip

Last week our team went out to the New England region of NSW to help some of the local community… Read more

Our Sustainability Plan

At RSPCA NSW, we are committed to ensuring that we are improving our environmental sustainability.  Over the last year, we’ve… Read more

Woman who left horse’s horrific, gaping chest wound to fester convicted of animal cruelty charge

A 42-year-old Cliftleigh woman was convicted and sentenced at Maitland Local Court on Tuesday 27 April 2021 after pleading guilty… Read more


From Monday 12 April to Sunday 25 April 2021 we will be reducing the adoption fees for all cats and… Read more

Hop into RSPCA NSW’s ‘Million Paws Walk: Walk This May’ to help animals in need this Easter

Hop into RSPCA NSW’s ‘Million Paws Walk: Walk This May’ to help animals in need this Easter

RSPCA NSW Flood Relief Update

We are deeply saddened by the devastation caused by the New South Wales floods, yet another crisis in a series… Read more

Inspectors seize 19 dogs from Sydney southwest property

RSPCA NSW inspectors executed a search warrant at a property in Sydney’s southwest at 8.53am yesterday (Wednesday 23 March 2021)… Read more

Record seizure of 540 fighting roosters in Sydney south-west cockfighting ring bust

RSPCA NSW and NSW Police have seized more than 540 roosters as investigations continue into the activities of an illegal cockfighting syndicate in Sydney’s south-west.  This is… Read more

It’s happening! The RSPCA Clothing Collective is here

RSPCA NSW is launching a new Clothing Collective pop-up on Thursday 4 March at The Addison Community Centre in Marrickville,… Read more

RSPCA NSW inspectors seize 79 dogs from Central West NSW breeding establishment

RSPCA NSW yesterday seized 79 dogs from a breeding establishment located in Central West New South Wales following reports of alleged… Read more

One step closer to tougher animal welfare laws after Bill passes second reading

RSPCA NSW welcomes the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Amendment Bill 2021, presented by Adam Marshall MP in parliament yesterday, passing the... Read more

Parkes man convicted after unsuccessful challenge of penalty infringement notice in court

A 58-year-old Parkes man was convicted and sentenced at Parkes Local Court on 23 December 2020, following a plea of… Read more

Be a mate to our furry friends in the heat

RSPCA NSW is urging all pet owners to keep their pets cool, hydrated, and safe this summer. As temperatures across… Read more

RSPCA NSW welcomes parliamentary inquiry findings

RSPCA NSW welcomes the NSW Government response to the NSW parliamentary inquiry into the administration of state animal cruelty legislation.  The NSW Government supports RSPCA NSW’s role in enforcing the Prevention… Read more

Severity appeal withdrawn by Greenacre man convicted of aggravated animal cruelty

A 38-year-old Greenacre man has withdrawn his severity appeal from Campbelltown District Court on 20 November 2020. The original conviction… Read more

RSPCA NSW inspections performed at properties in Southern Tablelands

RSPCA NSW inspectors today performed animal trade inspections at two properties located in the Southern Tablelands following reports of animal… Read more

Moving into a new house with your dog? Here are our top tips!

As the Biden family plans their move to the White House with their precious pooches Champ and Major (a rescue!),… Read more

RSPCA NSW welcomes announcement of the push for tougher penalties for animal cruelty offences

NSW Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall said he will introduce into State Parliament notice for legislation in what would be… Read more

We are establishing an animal rehabilitation centre

RSPCA NSW is pleased to share our plans to establish a dedicated rehabilitation centre for animals who suffer from anxiety and behavioural issues. The rehabilitation centre, which will… Read more

RSPCA Cupcake Day is today!

It is raining sprinkles and icing sugar today for RSPCA’s Cupcake Day’s fight against animal cruelty. Across the country, RSPCA Cupcake Day is being celebrated… Read more

Donate to Our Shelter Wish List

We understand some people prefer to donate to us by buying specific goods rather than giving cash donations. During these… Read more

Non-compliant puppy factories targeted through new RSPCA NSW taskforce

New South Wales is one step closer to winning the fight against non-compliant puppy factories, with RSPCA NSW today welcoming… Read more

Wildlife rehabilitation update

We are thrilled to share an exciting update with you all! We announced earlier this year that, as part of… Read more

Everything you need to know about parvovirus

Canine parvovirus is a serious and often fatal viral disease that impacts unvaccinated puppies and dogs. It’s important to understand the ins and outs of this virus, so you… Read more

Why we keep telling you to desex your pets

At RSPCA NSW, we’re constantly urging community members to desex their pets. It’s our job to advocate for the health, safety and protection… Read more

Give To Get Them Home: donations doubled for one day only!

For one day only, animal lovers will be given a rare opportunity to double the dollars they donate to RSPCA… Read more

Did you know? Steel jaw traps are illegal to set in NSW

The RSPCA NSW Inspectorate wants to remind members of the public that it is illegal to set a steel jaw trap or… Read more

Learn new tricks with RSPCA NSW’s online training courses

RSPCA NSW offers a range of accredited and non-accredited courses available to complete whilst we sit and stay at home. The… Read more

Mountain pygmy possum Q&A with Chris Humfrey

Chris Humfrey is a zoologist who’s passionate about native Australian animals. He’s the founder of Wild Action, a reptile and… Read more

Important pet safety tips for Take Your Dog to Work Day

As we all transition back to work in the traditional sense, we’re able to enjoy some of the exciting parts… Read more

RSPCA NSW Shelters re-open to the public!

RSPCA NSW shelters and care centres across the state are ready to welcome walk-in adoptions effective Monday 15 June 2020…. Read more

Chip the Dachshund ready to roll into his forever home

Chip the Dachshund, after six months in RSPCA NSW care where he received critical veterinary treatment, rehabilitation and a very tiny wheelchair fitting, is now looking for his perfect forever home. Chip is… Read more

Severity appeal allowed for Wyong man convicted of aggravated animal cruelty

Warning: Images may be graphic to some readers. A 44-year-old Wyong man who was previously convicted of two counts of… Read more

RSPCA NSW on the road with new emergency response infrastructure

RSPCA NSW’s new Animal Welfare Response Unit is making its way down the NSW south coast this week to revisit communities affected by… Read more

Did you know? It’s illegal to possess an electric collar in NSW

The RSPCA NSW Inspectorate wants to remind animal owners that using, selling or possessing an electric collar device – otherwise… Read more

You can now browse the RSPCA NSW Op Shops online!

Did you know there’s more than one way to support RSPCA NSW? Along with donating, volunteering and sharing our mission… Read more

Cupcake Day has a new date!

RSPCA is calling on animal lovers to bake a change in the fight against animal cruelty for this year’s annual Cupcake Day… Read more

Thank you to our amazing volunteers!

Our volunteers are the reason that RSPCA NSW is able to do what we do. Thanks to their tireless help,… Read more

RSPCA NSW bushfire relief update

Red on the mend When the fires came through Jeremadra, Claire and her family loaded up their cars and evacuated with… Read more

Bichon Frise breeder convicted for failing to provide veterinary treatment to dogs at breeding facility

A 77-year-old Bendoura woman was convicted and sentenced at Queanbeyan Local Court on Monday 27 April 2020. She had earlier… Read more

Honouring the animals who fought alongside us

Animals bring us love and joy with their companionship – and in times of war, they’ve been known to serve… Read more

Join us for the RSPCA NSW Online Trivia Night Fundraiser

Are you clever as a fox when it comes to animal knowledge and know-how? RSPCA NSW is holding an online… Read more

RSPCA NSW Easter long weekend opening hours 2020

Over the Easter long weekend, RSPCA NSW opening hours will be further impacted. Please read on for opening hours relevant… Read more

Home Ever After: All your questions, answered

Have you ever wondered what would happen to your pet if something happened to you? Pets are much loved family… Read more

7 tips for a fun and safe Easter with your pet

The Easter long weekend is just around the corner! While pets and pet owners will be spending it in a… Read more

Adopt a pet with RSPCA NSW ‘Adopt from Home’

15th June 2020 – UPDATE: Please note that as of Monday 15 June 2020 RSPCA NSW shelters are open to… Read more

RSPCA NSW COVID-19 Update: Adoptions

15th June 2020 – UPDATE: Please note that as of Monday 15 June 2020 RSPCA NSW shelters are open to… Read more

7 Disney cartoons you should put on right now

Stuck at home with nothing to do? Have a bunch of kids and animals to keep entertained? Don’t worry, we… Read more

COVID-19 Update: RSPCA launches Million Paws Walk: Walk This May

The RSPCA has adapted their much-loved national dog walking event by launching Million Paws Walk: Walk This May. In response… Read more

Important information about COVID-19 and your pets

In this uncertain time, as the health and safety of our community is at risk, we want to clear up… Read more

DIY dog enrichment projects for you and the kids

With many in Australia (and the world) taking part in self-isolation, we thought we’d do our part to keep you,… Read more

Illawong man convicted for multiple cruelty offences towards pet dogs

A 56-year-old Illawong man was convicted and sentenced at Sutherland Local Court on Thursday 5 March 2020, following pleas of… Read more

You would be barking mad to miss this Million Paws Walk Discount

There are only four days left to get 50% off your Million Paws Walk registrations – join the thousands of… Read more

What you can do to protect our country’s wildlife

Australia’s wildlife is some of the most unique and diverse in the world. From the sweet koala to the curious… Read more

University student receives jail sentence for leaving pet dog to starve to death on balcony

A 25-year-old University of New South Wales student was convicted on 19 February 2020 at Downing Centre Local Court for… Read more

RSPCA needs your help to ‘Clear The Shelters’ with $29 adoptions this weekend

The RSPCA is on a mission to ‘Clear the Shelters’ this weekend (21-23 February 2020) with adoption fees reduced to… Read more

Animal rescue founder convicted and sentenced for multiple cruelty offences

Repeat animal cruelty offender and founder of Northern NSW animal rescue Happy Paws Haven was convicted and sentenced at Ballina… Read more

RSPCA NSW on the road: Inspector Tyson in Oberon and Lithgow

As our bushfire relief efforts continue across New South Wales, we’re keeping our dedicated supporters updated with the latest developments…. Read more

Emerton man convicted for beating dog with hammer

A 33-year-old Emerton man pleaded guilty to one offence of committing an act of cruelty and one offence of failing… Read more

Hebersham woman convicted for failing to provide vet treatment to emaciated pet dogs

A 29-year-old Hebersham woman was convicted and sentenced in Mount Druitt Local Court on Tuesday 17 December 2019, following pleas… Read more

Prairiewood man convicted and sentenced for cruelty towards German Shepherd

A 55-year-old Prairiewood man was convicted and sentenced at Fairfield Local Court on 22 January 2020 for aggravated cruelty towards… Read more

Man convicted and sentenced for aggravated cruelty towards dog with maggot-infested wound

A 56-year-old man was convicted and sentenced at Liverpool Local Court on 17 January 2020 for committing an act of… Read more

RSPCA NSW on the road: Stories from our bushfire relief efforts

The past few months have been unbelievably difficult for so many animals and people across our state. RSPCA NSW has… Read more

Corporate groups who made a difference for RSPCA NSW in November and December

Towards the end of 2019, the year may have been wrapping up but our corporate pals were just getting started!… Read more

How we’re responding to the bushfire crisis, now and in the future

As the bushfire crisis unfolds across the state, RSPCA NSW is continuing to work tirelessly to provide relief and recovery… Read more

We’re opening our shelters for the NSW Seniors Festival 2020

In February, we’re opening three of our shelters to the public to coincide with the NSW Seniors Festival 2020. Each… Read more

RSPCA NSW Bushfire Relief FAQs

We are truly saddened by the catastrophic bushfires that continue to rage across Australia. The unwavering commitment of NSW Rural… Read more

How to protect your pets from deadly paralysis ticks this season

As the weather warms up, it is more important than ever to make sure your furry friends are protected against… Read more

Keep your pets happy and healthy this Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! However, a busy house full of guests and noise can be very… Read more

Tips to cool down hot dogs and parched pets

As parts of the state rise above 40 degrees Celsius this week, RSPCA NSW is urging all pet owners to… Read more

Bass Hill woman convicted for aggravated cruelty against pet poodle

A 68-year-old woman from Bass Hill was convicted and sentenced in Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday 11 December 2019, following… Read more

Yes, your pets are affected by poor air quality too

Recently, bushfires have been unfolding across New South Wales, leaving many of our communities, animals and landscapes devastated. At RSPCA… Read more

Corporate groups who made a difference for RSPCA NSW in October

October was jam-packed with Corporate Support goodness! We had six different groups come to our shelters to help the animals… Read more

Statement from RSPCA NSW regarding seizure of cattle at Binnaway

On Monday 25 November 2019, we commenced seizing approximately 1000-1200 head of cattle on five properties across 4807 hectares located… Read more

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Keep pets safe from catastrophic fire conditions

RSPCA NSW urges pet owners to include their pets in their fire safety plans with the state currently facing unprecedented… Read more

Severity appeal dismissed for woman who left paralysed dog untreated

The severity appeal of a 39-year-old woman who was convicted and sentenced in relation to multiple counts of animal cruelty… Read more

Come and join us for a night at ‘Shrek The Musical’

Remember Shrek, his loveable companion Donkey and the gang of fairytale misfits, humans, animals and fantastical beings? Well Shrek and… Read more

3 facts you may not know about your pet’s mental health

A responsible owner knows all about their pet’s health and wellbeing. You make sure to give them enough food and… Read more

Corporate groups who made a difference for RSPCA NSW in September

It’s officially spring time! Which means the dusting, the clearing, the cleaning and the organising is in full swing. Thankfully,… Read more

All the corporate supporters we visited in August and September

It’s always exciting to meet our supporters face to face! Our team gets a real kick out of meeting lots… Read more

RSPCA celebrates Vet Nurse Day 2019

They are the steady hands behind the thousands of surgical procedures, vaccinations and countless head pats, treats and cuddles dispensed… Read more

Celebrating our vet nurses on National Vet Nurse Day

Where would we be without our wonderful, hard-working vet nurses? It’s impossible to say! At RSPCA NSW, our brilliant vet… Read more

How to responsibly protect your pet

Our pets rely on us for all their basic needs: adequate food, water and shelter, but also to ensure they’re… Read more

One call, one opportunity, double the donation

The phone lines are now open for RSPCA’s Give to Get Them Home campaign, where one donation can help twice… Read more

Edensor Park man convicted for cruelty towards pet dogs

A 37-year-old man from Edensor Park failed to appear at Fairfield Local Court on Tuesday 17 September 2019 in relation… Read more

What we wish everyone understood about magpies

Australian magpies have to be one of our country’s most misunderstood birds. As majestic as they are musical as they… Read more

RSPCA doubles down on donations for ‘Give to Get Them Home’

For 24 hours, donations made to RSPCA NSW will be doubled in an effort to find loving homes for as… Read more

Muswellbrook woman convicted for starving pet dogs and chickens

A 36-year-old Muswellbrook woman entered pleas of guilty, was convicted and sentenced in Muswellbrook Local Court on 4 September 2019… Read more

What to expect from fostering an animal

Welcoming a furry fostered friend into your home is so flippin’ fun! Their sleepy, burpy, silly selves are going to… Read more

You can now Return and Earn for RSPCA NSW!

As you may or may not know, RSPCA NSW is a not-for-profit, non-government organisation. With only two per cent of… Read more

Why you won’t regret adopting a bonded pair

Bonded pair animals are best friends forever. They exercise together, sleep together and go up for adoption in a package… Read more

Ready, steady, bake! To help fight animal cruelty

Do you have a sweet tooth? Want to suppawt a good cause? RSPCA’s annual Cupcake Day fundraiser officially kicks off… Read more

Corporate groups who made a difference for RSPCA NSW in July

Thank you to all the incredible corporate groups who came out to our shelters and braved the winter weather for… Read more

All the amazing corporate supporters we visited in July

The month of July was a chilly one, but the enthusiasm and excitement from our corporate supporters kept our hearts… Read more

Breaking down our annual report for FY18-19

Our annual report (which you can find in full here) details all the wins, woofs and worries from our last… Read more

Thank you to the Dalwood-Wylie Foundation!

Every year, over 29,000 animals turn to RSPCA NSW for help. And each day they are in our shelters, these… Read more

Carlingford woman convicted for repeatedly hitting, kicking pet Husky

A 21-year-old Carlingford woman was convicted and sentenced in Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday 3 July 2019, following pleas of… Read more

Leptospirosis outbreak: Information and prevention

What is leptospirosis?

There have been recent reports of a leptosprirosis outbreak in certain parts of Sydney – specifically the inner west suburbs…. Read more