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Most Days: 9am - 5pm
Wednesdays:  10am - 5pm
CLOSED: Sundays and Public Holidays

Animal Viewing Hours:  10am - 4pm
Saturdays: 9am - 4pm

Media Releases

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International Cat Day

They're furry, independent, full of sass and vibrate like no one's business. We love cats and what better time to celebrate our furry overlords than with 'International Cat Day'? Wednesday 8th August is ‘International Cat Day’, a cat-tastic time to reflect and celebrate the bond between cat and human, but also, to advocate for their care and protection. They bring so much to our lives and ask for so little in return – just non-stop scratches (but not too many, don’t be clingy), delicious food from a full bowl (not half-full, don’t disrespect them like that), world domination and your full and

You’re Invited to RSPCA ACT’s Cupcake Day Launch this Saturday at South.Point!

Over a THOUSAND cupcakes will all be available to sugar lovers this Saturday at South.Point in Tuggeranong from 11 am – 2 pm to launch RSPCA’s Cupcake Day! Cupcake Day is one of RSPCA ACT’s biggest (and definitely the most delicious) fundraisers of the year with Canberran’s whisking, stirring and baking their way to improving the lives of the ACT’s most vulnerable animals. Officially taking place on the 20 th August, people are encouraged to host an event any time during August or September. To get involved hosts can register online at www.rspcacupcakeday.com.au . South.Point Marketing Manager

RSPCA ACT welcomes new CEO Michelle Robertson

RSPCA ACT is excited to announce the appointment of the new RSPCA ACT Chief Executive Officer, Michelle Robertson, effective 13th August 2018. RSPCA ACT Board President, Jeffrey Butler, was delighted to welcome Michelle to the RSPCA ACT family. “Michelle’s proven track record of leadership makes her the ideal person to lead the terrific team at the RSPCA ACT into the future. With the recent additions to the Board and the appointment of a new CEO, the team is well positioned to continue to ensure best outcomes for animals in the ACT.” Michelle anticipates a ‘steep learning curve’ especially

RSPCA ACT announces four new appointed Board Members including Katy Gallagher

RSPCA ACT is proud to announce the appointment for four new Board Members to fill vacancies on the RSPCA ACT Board. The Board is comprised of a group of talented Canberra professionals with experience in governance, law, technology, construction and finance who are committed to supporting the RSPCA ACT to continue to deliver on its mission to prevent cruelty to animals in the Territory. The new appointees include Katy Gallagher, Chris Collins, Viki Press and Michelle Bennet. They will join the current elected Board members: President Jeffrey Butler, Vice President Sara Goldsworthy and Board

Woman Found Guilty of Breaching Animal Ownership Ban

On Monday 16 th April, Kambah resident Stephanie Clarke was found guilty of breaching a court-ordered Animal Ownership Ban and was sentenced to 200 hours community service, 12 months good behaviour order and 12-month animal ban commencing from 16 th April 2018. This is the second time that RSPCA ACT Inspectors have brought a breach by Ms Clarke to the attention of the courts. Ms Clarke is well known to the RSPCA ACT Inspectorate with them having had at least ten interactions with the Defendant in the past three years. This is also the first time that an animal ban breach has been successfully

RSPCA ACT Domestic Violence Program - ‘Project SAFE’

RSPCA ACT is calling upon the Canberra public for their help to support our domestic violence program ‘Project SAFE’. For over a decade, RSPCA ACT has been helping victims of domestic violence fleeing unsafe home situations by providing emergency boarding to their beloved pets. We have been providing this service at no cost as we recognise the financial and emotional strain that comes from leaving a domestic violence situation. Furthermore, we are also concerned that if the pet does not leave a violent household, it too could become the victim of domestic violence. Unfortunately, the longer

Dog Lovers Unite! RSPCA ACT to Attempt 3rd Guinness World Record at Million Paws Walk 2018!

This year we’re attempting to break another Guinness World Record by having the largest gathering of people dressed as dogs! That’s right! This time it’s not just all about the dogs; it's also about those that love dogs and of course, the willingness to dress up like one! The current record is set at 439 people and is held by an organisation in the United Kingdom. With Canberra’s help, we’re confident we can beat the Brits! Interested participants just need to register before the 30 th April to join in on the record. On the day you will need to wear: All participants must be dressed in a full

CEO Tammy Ven Dange to Depart RSPCA ACT on 30 June

It is with great respect that RSPCA ACT is announcing the formal resignation of CEO Tammy Ven Dange with her time in the leadership positioning ending 30th June 2018. After four years at the helm, Ms Ven Dange has decided to move on to her next adventure. “I have to say that the last four years have been some of the hardest and most rewarding times that I have had in my career. My passion for the mission and the animals in our care has not diminished in any way, but I feel that it is a good time for both the organisation to seek new leadership and for me to move on to other challenges. I will