Opening Hours

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

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

OPENING HOURS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON:

Friday 23rd December - Closed
Saturday 24th December - Closed
Sunday 25th December - Closed
Monday 26th December - Closed
Tuesday 27th December - Closed
Wednesday 28th December - 9am - 5am (Viewing of animals 10am -3am) 
Thursday 29th December - 9am - 5am (Viewing of animals 10am -3am) 
Friday 30th December - 9am - 5am (Viewing of animals 10am -3am) 
Saturday 31st December - Closed
Sunday 1st January - Closed
Monday 2nd January- Closed

RSPCA

The ACT Magistrate Court has sentenced a woman to a 12-month good behaviour order

The ACT Magistrate Court has sentenced a woman to a 12-month good behaviour order and a two-year animal ban. This follows charges, and a subsequent guilty plea, of aggravated cruelty causing the animal's death. RSPCA ACT Inspectors commenced investigations into the report of a deceased dog in June 2021. Investigations revealed that the defendant provided minimal food to the German Shepard dog named Lucy, which was gifted to her. ***Trigger Warning*** Lucy became so malnourished that her skeletal features were visible, and her condition deteriorated to such an extent that she passed away. Our

Do you speak cat? Please help change lives – become a Foster Carer.

RSPCA ACT is seeking meowvellous cat-speaking, cat loving Canberrans to open up their homes and hearts to be foster carers for kitties in need. As the months grow warmer, the shelter expects to be seeing another influx of kittens requiring care, socialisation and loving hands until they find their forever homes. During the 2022 financial year, RSPCA ACT rehomed 750 cats and kittens who were homeless and unowned. These cats or kittens were either trapped by RSPCA ACT staff or were rescued and brought into the shelter by members of the public. CEO Michelle Robertson says that “foster care is

Valuing your 'friendchips' with your furry friend on International Microchip Day

RSPCA ACT is reminding Canberra pet owners who value their friend-chips with their furry friends, to get them chipped and if they are already chipped, to check that all details are up to date. CEO Michelle Robertson explains that “regardless that microchipping is mandatory in the ACT, we still see too many animals that either come in without a microchip, or with details being outdated. “If your pet goes missing, a microchip will help to quickly identify your pet and have them reunited with you as soon as possible. And this is one of our goals, to reunite people with their pets as fast as

RSPCA ACT's top tips for safe and happy contained cats.

With the new cat containment laws introduced and extended across the ACT. Here are some puurfect tips to help keep your four legged friend pawsitively happy and content at home. Peek-a-boo!: Cats like to whisker themselves away into hiding places during their downtime. They mix it up between bright and sunny windows and dark corners, wardrobes and under the bed. Cats are also very fond of spying on the neighbourhood from an elevated spot too. Hiding places can be as simple as a cardboard box, a big fluffy cat bed or igloo or one of your drawers of clothing. Cat trees are also a wonderful

RSPCA ACT reminds pet owners to avoid Easter Dangers

With Easter fast approaching, we are all anticipating the heavenly chocolate coma that awaits us. But for now, it’s time to talk about chocolate and your pets. While some people may argue that they have given chocolate to their pet with no adverse effects; it is vital to note that like any food or medicine, the reaction to the toxin is dependent on the dosage and the circumstances. For their health and safety, please completely restrict all access to chocolate and make sure this holiday isn’t one to forget. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle Robertson said “While chocolate can be delightfully delicious

RSPCA Aims to ‘Clear the Shelter’ this weekend

RSPCA ACT is aiming to clear the shelter this Friday and Saturday (22 and 23 February) with animals being available for adoption at a heavily discounted fee of $29. Last year, every animal which was available for adoption found their forever homes. ‘Clear the Shelter’ is a national RSPCA initiative and shelters in VIC, SA, ACT, NSW and QLD are all participating. RSPCA ACT CEO Michelle Robertson has high hopes that all the animals available for adoption this weekend will find their forever homes. “At the RSPCA in the ACT, we currently have 218 animals in our care, of which we expect around 50

Are You New Year's Eve Ready?

It's coming up to New Year's Eve and you know what that means - fireworks! Fireworks can be a scary and confusing time for our pets so we’ve put together a list of things you can do to help them cope. Make sure your dog or cat is microchipped and wearing an ID tag with your phone number on it, in case they become lost. It’s a good idea to keep them indoors if possible. Please don’t tie your dog up. They can get overly anxious and may cause themselves harm trying to escape. Making sure your dog has had plenty of exercises and has been fed will help to settle them. Plenty of playtime during the

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 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

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. Jaxon’s story is not unusual unfortunately. Turn on any
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