Opening Hours

Animal Viewing Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 3pm

General Hours: 
Most Days: 9am - 5pm
Wednesdays:  10am - 5pm
CLOSED: Sundays and Public Holidays

Our Shelter will be closed to the public the first Wednesday of each month.


Cat Vaccines- what is going on?

There is currently (November 2023) an Australia wide shortage of cat vaccinations due to COVID-related supply chain issues. While most vet clinics will still have vaccines on-hand, they are currently unable to restock their supply from the manufacturers or wholesalers. It is hoped the shortage will be short-lived, and it is predicted that some supply will become available later this year. However, the issue may not be fully resolved until early 2024. Should I be worried? There is no need to panic! The immunity created by vaccines does not disappear overnight, and the majority of cats who have

Cat Vaccines- what are they for?

There are half a dozen different types of vaccines available for cats. Like human vaccines, they are designed to induce an immune response and thereby protect your pet against some dangerous diseases. In Australia the core vaccination for cats is the ‘F3’- a vaccine that protects against feline panleukopenia, feline herpesvirus, and feline calicivirus. Your veterinarian may recommend other additional vaccines depending on your cat’s circumstances, but this article will focus on the diseases targeted by the F3 vaccine. What is feline panleukopenia? Feline panleukopenia is a highly contagious

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

Is Your Cat Frisky?

For the second year in a row RSPCA ACT is implementing our ‘Frisky Tom’ campaign. The campaign aims to desex 1,500 cats over a three-year period with the goal of reducing the unwanted cat population in the ACT. Why is this so exciting? RSPCA ACT and participating vet clinics will offer FREE desexing to cat owners who hold a current Centrelink or DVA Gold Card, and live within the ACT or bordering NSW communities including Jerrabomberra, Queanbeyan, Googong and Karabar. Don’t have one of those? No problem! People are still eligible to receive a 20% discount on desexing for their furry friend
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