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  • Most Days: 9am - 5pm, Wednesdays: 10am - 5pm
  • Viewing of Animals - Daily: 10am - 4pm      
  • Sundays and Public Holidays: CLOSED

Latest News

RSPCA ACT’s 30th Successful Animal Ownership Ban

Last week RSPCA ACT Inspectors obtained their 30th successful Animal Ownership Ban and the second prison term for animal cruelty charges in three years.  

RSPCA ACT is welcoming the sentence handed down by Magistrate Boss last week regarding a Staffordshire Terrier named ‘Cooper.’ Cooper was hit by a car and his owner, Ms Charie O’Reilly, neglected to seek medical treatment for his injuries.

ACT Greyhound Muzzle Law Repealed

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ACT Greyhound Muzzle Law Repealed

RSPCA ACT would like to congratulate the ACT Government for repealing the enforcement of the Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) of greyhounds in the ACT. Previously by law, greyhounds needed to be muzzled when in public unless they went through a special assessment program.  Furthermore, there was a restriction on the number of greyhounds that could be walked at the same time.

ACT Greyhound Muzzle Law Repealed

 

Higgins Woman Found Guilty After RSPCA ACT Seized Dog with Chain Embedded in Throat

Higgins Woman Found Guilty After RSPCA ACT Seized Dog with Chain Embedded in Throat

Higgins resident, Hena Felila, was found guilty last week for failure to take reasonable steps to provide an animal with appropriate treatment for injury and the confinement of an animal in a way that caused injury to an animal.

The underside of the dog’s throat.
The underside of the dog’s throat
The wound on the underside of the neck after shaving
The wound on the underside of the neck after shaving

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. 

Events

RSPCA Cupcake Day

1st - 31st Aug 2017

Cupcake Day for the RSPCA is all about baking, eating and, most importantly, fundraising for animals in need. When you put on your apron and whip out that mixing bowl, you are helping to ensure animals across Australia are treated with dignity and love. Who would’ve known the humble cupcake could transform lives?

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