RSPCA ACT is aiming to clear the shelter this Friday and Saturday (21 and 22 February) with animals being available for adoption at a heavily discounted fee of $29. Last year, 108 animals that were available for adoption found their forever homes. ‘Clear the Shelter’ is a national RSPCA initiative and shelters in VIC, SA, ACT, NSW, NT, WA and QLD are all participating. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle Robertson has high hopes that all the animals available for adoption this weekend will find their forever homes. “At the RSPCA in the ACT, we currently have over 300 animals in our care, of which we expect
On the eve of World Animal Day, the RSPCA has created a special opportunity for members of the public to watch their donations grow as they assist to make the world a better place for all animals. Donations made to RSPCA ACT could be quadrupled this Thursday, 3 October via dollar matching made possible by generous corporate partners and major donors. RSPCA shelters across Australia care for more than 123,000 vulnerable neglected, unwanted, abandoned or abused animals every year and is placing a spotlight on the need to find furever homes. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle Robertson said that “every
RSPCA ACT welcomes the passing of the Animal Welfare Legislation Amendment Bill 2019 which was debated in the Legislative Assembly Today. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle Robertson said that the organisation is in favour of many amendments in the bill, and she thanked the members of the Assembly for their support towards continuous improvement in animal welfare outcomes. “The team at the RSPCA ACT want to see the absence of cruelty to animals. We need strong laws to help protect animals and to deter animal cruelty. We also need strong sentencing to be passed down for animal cruelty offences that will
RSPCA ACT has provided significant input into the Bill and we are very encouraged by the ACT Governments push to have animals recognised as sentient beings. The RSPCA in the ACT believes that most Canberrans are responsible and loving pet owners, and foresee very little impact that the proposed changes to the Animal Welfare Legislation will have on them on a daily basis. The proposed changes could, however, have a significant impact on pet owners who continuously do the wrong thing. The RSPCA ACT Inspectorate’s ability to take punitive and corrective measures will also be strengthened by a
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