Every minute of every day, innocent animals are neglected, abandoned, injured and treated cruelly. Established in 1871, the RSPCA is the leading not-for-profit, non-government charity that exists to defend the defenceless through its dedication to improving the welfare of all creatures great and small.
What the RSPCA does
Across Australia, the RSPCA receives around 150,000 animals into its centres each year, offering them shelter, veterinary care, protection and the opportunity to find new homes. The RSPCA also investigates around 50,000 complaints of animal cruelty and neglect each year and is responsible for implementing state animal protection laws.
Other areas of the RSPCA’s work includes assisting members of the community to care for their animals, educating the public on animal welfare issues, and visiting schools to promote empathy and understanding. Also, through the RSPCA’s humane food programs there is the opportunity to make a significant improvement to farm animal welfare.
How You can help the RSPCA
With less than 3% of the RSPCA’s funding received from governments, the RSPCA relies heavily on the support of the community to continue its vital work.
Gifts in Wills allow the RSPCA to provide ongoing care and rehabilitation for all creatures, upgrade our facilities to increase the comfort for each animal in our care and work towards creating a society where people and animals can live alongside each other, with respect and tolerance, and without cruelty and neglect.
What to do next
If you decide to leave a gift in your Will to the RSPCA, please let us know so that we can keep you updated about our plans for the future.
You can contact your local RSPCA on 1300 777 221 for more information about how your bequest can become your lasting legacy for ‘all creatures great and small’.