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  • Viewing of Animals - Daily: 10am - 4pm      
  • Sundays and Public Holidays: CLOSED

A Face that can Kill – When Breeds Need More than Unconditional Love

Australian Bull Dog with breathing issues

On the 25th February, an eight-year old Australian Bulldog named Jaxon was surrendered to RSPCA ACT. Like so many other dogs of his breed, he came to us with significant health issues related to his exaggerated features.

In order for him to live a healthy and longer life, our vet team would have to perform significant surgery just to help him breath.  In Jaxon’s case, his teeth are overcrowded and the soft palate was too loose and floppy to allow for adequate air flow resulting in a daily struggle, much like a person with chronic asthma. 

Is Your Cat Frisky?

For the second year in a row RSPCA ACT is implementing our ‘Frisky Tom’ campaign. The campaign aims to desex 1,500 cats over a three-year period with the goal of reducing the unwanted cat population in the ACT.

Why is this so exciting?

RSPCA ACT and participating vet clinics will offer FREE desexing to cat owners who hold a current Centrelink or DVA Gold Card, and live within the ACT or bordering NSW communities including Jerrabomberra, Queanbeyan, Googong and Karabar.

Don’t have one of those? No problem!

A Historical Milestone for Animal Welfare and Greyhounds: ACT Ban Greyhound Racing

It has just been announced that the ACT Government will follow New South Wale’s lead and ban Greyhound Racing in the Territory.

NSW Premier Mike Baird announced earlier today that the NSW Government would end the practice on the 1st July 2017. All eyes were now on the ACT Government and the future of the industry in the Canberra region.

At 4pm they released a statement declaring their intentions of developing processes to end the practice, “There is no future for this industry in the ACT”.

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