Opening Hours

General Hours: 
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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Are You New Year's Eve Ready?

It's coming up to New Year's Eve and you know what that means - fireworks! Fireworks can be a scary and confusing time for our pets so we’ve put together a list of things you can do to help them cope. Make sure your dog or cat is microchipped and wearing an ID tag with your phone number on it, in case they become lost. It’s a good idea to keep them indoors if possible. Please don’t tie your dog up. They can get overly anxious and may cause themselves harm trying to escape. Making sure your dog has had plenty of exercises and has been fed will help to settle them. Plenty of playtime during the

RSPCA ACT seeing reports of pets in hot cars and heat stress

Temperatures are at a high and RSPCA ACT has seen a number of animals needing urgent medical attention due to heatstroke and being left in hot cars. It is ESSENTIAL to take the necessary care and precautions to avoid heat stress for your animals during summer RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle Robertson expressed her concerns regarding a rising number of heat-related incidents, “Our pets can’t always adequately cool themselves during such intense heat. It’s up to us as responsible pet owners to do everything we can to protect them.” “We want to caution the community to avoid heartbreak by potentially

New Year, New Home: Adoption Price Reduction for Adult Cats & Dogs from Saturday!

Christmas is just days away and New Year is peeking at us from around the corner – while normally this is a time for celebration, for the animals in care at RSPCA ACT it can be a hard time. To help our lovely furry friends find forever homes, we’re reducing their adoption prices to $149.00! From 22 – 31 December 2018, RSPCA ACT is decreasing their adoption prices to try and find our adult animals the homes they've always dreamed of. The $149.00 price includes their adoption, desexing, worming, microchipping, vaccinations AND a free starter kit including up to 3kg of food, collar and tag! RSPCA

Don't Moose Out! Calendar Launch Tuesday!

If you like animals and blokes, do we have a surprise for you! Mooseheads Pub and Nightclub are back with their security guard calendar, and this year - it’s all about the rescue animals! The famous Canberra nightspot has chosen RSPCA ACT to be their charity beneficiaries on the sale of their annual calendar. At only $25 each, you’ll be gifted with a fantastic calendar that’s bound to be adorable and full of eye-candy (of the human and fur variety)! The calendar will be launched at Mooseheads on Tuesday 11 th December at 12 pm, so cancel your lunch plans and pop by and say hello to the human

RSPCA ACT ‘Christmas Open Day’ & Summer Tips

Join us for RSPCA ACT’s Christmas Open Day this Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm at our Weston Shelter and boy, is it going to be hot! The weather will be in the 30’s for the next few days so please make sure your pet is prepared for the heat! Christmas Open Day We’re opening our doors and hoping the community will enjoy a day with their dogs! · Adoption Price Lucky Dip: When adopting an adult animal, you can make a gold coin donation to participate in a lucky dip to get a percentage off your adoption price or selected toy from our retail store! Discounts range from 5% - 50% for some lucky

RSPCA ACT seeking owners of kitten with ruptured eye

RSPCA ACT is seeking the owner of a young kitten that was brought into the RSPCA ACT Shelter after being found by good Samaritans at a Fyshwick service station. The kitten will need surgery to remove the eye and scar tissue that was likely caused by either a serious injury, infection or ulcer. As a result, the eye has died. The RSPCA ACT veterinary staff have affectionately referred to her as Turtle until we discover her true identity and has been impressed with her tenacious spirit. Turtle is a little trooper and hasn’t let the situation stop her demanding and enjoying head scratches, cuddles

Annual General Meeting 2018

ATTENTION MEMBERS: Final Notice of RSPCA ACT 2018 Annual General Meeting RSPCA ACT Inc. will be holding their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 27th November 2018 at the RSPCA ACT Shelter. Proposed business to be transacted at the meeting will include: • Confirming the minutes of the last Annual General Meeting; • Receiving and considering the Annual Report for 2017/18. What: RSPCA ACT Annual General Meeting 2018 Where: RSPCA ACT Shelter – 12 Kirkpatrick St, Weston ACT 2611 When: Tuesday 27th November 2018 Time: 6pm

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