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RSPCA Canberra

It's time to give Bullies a break

RSPCA wants 'bullies' to stop being judged on their appearance. While no one likes a bully, the RSPCA’s across Australia say it’s time to give the canine version a second chance. This financial year alone RSPCA ACT has seen 621 dogs and puppies come into the care of our Weston Shelter, with 231 of these dogs belonging to the ‘bully’ breeds. The unfortunate reality for these loveabull pups is that they are often the ones who wait the longest at our Shelter for a new home. Just like Angel and Sassy, who have each been patiently waiting at our Shelter for over 300 days. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle

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

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

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

INSPECTOR CASE: CANBERRA WOMAN FOUND GUILTY OF ANIMAL CRUELTY TOWARDS FIVE DOGS

Local Kambah resident, Stephanie Clarke, 22, has been found guilty in two cases of animal cruelty under the Animal Welfare Act 1992 for failing to provide appropriate and adequate food, exercise, water, shelter as well as failure to take reasonable steps to alleviate pain for some dogs in her care. On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, Stephanie purchased a Pitbull cross named Max from a local Canberra residence after it was sold over ‘Gumtree’ due to his original owners relocating to NSW. From 9 until 22 December the previous owners maintained contact with Stephanie who stated that everything was

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
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