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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.
15th Aug 2016
Cupcake Day for the RSPCA is all about baking, eating and, most importantly, fighting animal cruelty in Australia.
So what are you waiting for? Register today and the RSPCA will send you a free host kit so you can plan, promote and hold your own Cupcake Day party to help animals in need.
14th Sep 2016
We're SOLD OUT! Stay tuned for the next Pet Tales series!
We are very excited to announce the first ever 'Pet Tales' series featuring guest speaker Senator Katy Gallagher.
What is the 'Pet Tales' Series?
22nd Oct 2016
Auditions are now open! Canberra's Next Top Pet has returned for its third season in a row! Join us on the catwalk 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!
Register your cat, dog, or small animal and start fundraising today at www.next-top-pet.com.au! The top five fundraisers from each category will go into the final catwalk where three hopefuls will be crowned Canberra's Next Top Pet!
11th - 11th Nov 2016
For the second year running, RSPCA ACT is embracing all things cats this November with our Cat Film Festival! With the success of last year's event we are super excited to once again host Canberra’s very own film festival full of quirky internet cat videos -think Colonel Meow, Grumpy Cat, and more! We have the best and the funniest compilation of furtastic fun ever to hit the screen right here in Canberra. Best of all, all proceeds go towards the animals in care at the RSPCA ACT shelter.
Watch this space for this year's new theme and more details to be announced soon!
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