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Christmas Food Dangers for Your Pet

Moo the puppy in a basket licking her nose
We all eat things we shouldn’t from time to time, after all, who can resist that extra serving of dessert at Christmas? Luckily for us, the worst consequences often require us to loosen our belts and put on some stretchy clothing. Unfortunately for our pet pals this isn’t their reality. When animals are allowed to overindulge it can mean an emergency visit to the vet. This festive season keep an eye out for the following dangers: Chocolate: We’ve previously discussed the toxicity of chocolate for animals and would like to reinforce that (even a little bit) it’s a serious health threat to your

Home for the Holidays: $99 for any adult dog or cat!

RSPCA ACT is currently bursting at the seams with cats and dogs desperately seeking a happy and loving home for the holidays and beyond. To help them find their Christmas miracle, our Weston Shelter is reducing the adoption fee from tomorrow for ALL ADULT cats and dogs to $99 until Christmas Eve. RSPCA ACT CEO Tammy Ven Dange shared her Christmas wish, “We have a number of animals that have been waiting at the Shelter for more than two hundred days. All I want for Christmas this year is to ensure that these pets can share this holiday season with their new families. Come on Canberra! Bring

Secretary of Defence Dennis Richardson Named RSPCA ACT Patron

RSPCA ACT is excited to announce the appointment of our new Patron, Secretary of the Department of Defence, Dennis Richardson AO. Mr Richardson was asked to fill this important role due to his and his wife, Betty’s long standing commitment to RSPCA ACT and animal welfare in general. Mr Richardson’s willingness to accept a patron role continues to demonstrate his love of all animals. Mr Richardson started his career in the Public Service in 1969 and has worked in a range of different roles including Principal Adviser to the Prime Minister, Ambassador to the United States and Director-General of

Aboriginal Circle Court’s ‘Strong’ Sentencing Impresses RSPCA ACT Senior Inspector

An Aboriginal Circle Court has found 37 year old Macquarie woman, Shay Beattie guilty of the failure to provide adequate food for her dog, Thug. Ms Beattie was convicted before the Galambany Court consisting of Indigenous Elders, a specialised court within the ACT Magistrates Court established to sentence Indigenous offenders who plead guilty. Ms Beattie was ordered to pay $1,385 in reparation to RSPCA ACT and received a 2 year Good Behavioural Order, 100 hours of Community Service and a 10 year Animal Ban. RSPCA ACT Senior Inspector Catherine Croatto had this to say regarding the sentence,

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Snapshot of the Year 2018/2019

3,542

Animals
In Our
Care

Cats and Dogs sitting

382

Volunteers
across
ACT

Dog in Cage

1,034

Animal Cruelty
Complaints
Investigated

A woman loves a cat

90.59%

Canine + Feline
Homing
Rate

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