The RSPCA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) provides a strong voice for animals experiencing cruelty and neglect. The RSPCA is committed to the care and welfare of animals.
Through their programs, they assist the elderly and victims of domestic violence by caring for their animals while they seek help. They also run remote assistance clinics in regional areas and an indigenous dogs scheme.
They work with local councils, state and federal governments and other interested groups including community organisations, wildlife authorities, farmers and professional associations, to ensure the rights of animals are upheld.
The RSPCA’s objectives are:
1. To prevent cruelty to animals by ensuring the enforcement of existing laws at federal and state level.
2. To procure the passage of such amending or new legislation as is necessary for the protection of animals.
3. To develop and promote policies for the humane treatment of animals that reflect contemporary values and scientific knowledge.
4. To educate the community with regard to the humane treatment of animals.
5. To engage with relevant stakeholders to improve animal welfare.
6. To sustain an intelligent public opinion regarding animal welfare.
7. To operate facilities for the care and protection of animals.
98% of their work is funded by the generous donations of supporters. You can also volunteer with the RSPCA, or adopt an animal to be a life-long friend!