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RSPCA NSW cares for abandoned, neglected, sick and surrendered animals across the state.


The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; New South Wales (RSPCA NSW) is a not-for-profit organisation in Australia that cares for, treats, protects and rehomes animals across the state. As a charity, we strive to maintain an open-door policy, so no abandoned, neglected, injured or surrendered animal is turned away or forgotten. With an ultimate goal of improving animal welfare education and keeping people and animals together, RSPCA NSW acknowledges the crucial role of humans in keeping our animals safe.

We run six shelters and three veterinary hospitals dedicated to treating, rehabilitating and rehoming animals. In addition to this, there are over 20 volunteer branches that run fundraising events and assist with local microchipping and desexing drives in lower income communities. Along with cats and dogs, RSPCA NSW helps a wide range of other animals, from horses to rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, goats and sheep.

We not only serve animals in need, but also owners who require guidance and support. Our programs tackle animal education and assistance in relation to domestic violence, aged care, homelessness, mental health, and more.

Our Inspectorate is the largest animal enforcement unit in the state, with over 30 inspectors dedicated to investigating instances of alleged animal cruelty and a call centre equipped to handle reports.

Animals deserve our protection and respect – they make our lives full and remind us what it means to live humanely.

What We Do



Our shelters provide the best possible care to neglected, unwanted, sick or injured animals.


Veterinary Hospitals

We provide medical care to homeless, injured and sick shelter animals, as well as to privately-owned pets.


Community Outreach

We assist with the care of animals owned by the homeless, elderly, socially isolated and people experiencing domestic violence.


Animal Welfare

We have Australia’s largest squad of law enforcement officers dedicated to preventing animal cruelty and promoting protection.



Education is pivotal to RSPCA NSW’s vision of preventing cruelty to animals.


Branches and Support Teams

Our volunteer branches play a vital role in foster care, rehoming, desexing programs and fundraising initiatives.


Our mission is to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.

RSPCA NSW is a non-government organisation. As a charity, we receive less than two per cent in regular funding from the NSW Government and zero per cent from the Federal Government.

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