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When Presto first came into the Shelter, he was underweight, frantic and had obviously little training or socialisation with other animals or even people. As a result he failed his first behaviour assessment due to dog aggression. In many places that would have been the end for Presto, but not at RSPCA ACT.
The other day I was sitting next to a Melbournite at a conference in the Canberra Convention Centre. Somehow we started talking about food, and I mentioned the number of amazing local restaurants we have in Canberra. He laughed at me in complete disbelief. Apparently, the evolution of Canberra’s food scene over the last few years is still one of our best-kept secrets.
A local Kambah resident named Ashley Jansen has been found guilty and was sentenced for three offences under the Animal Welfare Act 1992 for failing to provide appropriate and adequate food for three dogs in her care.
RSPCA ACT would like to congratulate the ACT Legislative Assembly for changes made to the Animal Welfare in the ACT.
Today political parties put aside their differences and came together to prove that the welfare of animals is of paramount importance in the ACT. A unanimous vote for the Animal Welfare Amendment Act 2016 has passed, with RSPCA ACT amongst the organisations that were approached to provide consultation on the changes.
5th - 10th Jun 2016
Join the challenge and help us give animals the freedoms they deserve. Challenge yourself to give up one of your own freedoms for 5 days. A freedom could be your car, mobile phone or all desserts. The challenge is up to you!
Why the challenge?
RSPCA ACT believes that the welfare of an animal includes its physical and mental state, and that good animal welfare implies both fitness and a sense of well-being. Each animal deserves;
15th Aug 2016
Join us on Monday 15 August to mix, bake, ice and sprinkle cupcakes to fight animal cruelty!
22nd Oct 2016
The competition to see who will become Canberra’s Next Top Pet is back for season 3! Think your pet has what it takes to become Canberra's Next Top Pet? Join us on the runway for a competition of brains, beauty, talent, and personality. Vie for the title of Canberra’s Next Top Pet and be in the running to win some fantastic prizes! Registrations open Friday 19 August.
Donate to help animals in need
Choose the RSPCA ACT as your charity to support. Make a difference in under 5 minutes!