Dedicated to improving the lives of all animals across South Australia

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) dates back to 1871, when a public meeting to discuss the ill treatment of horses in Victoria led to the formation of Australia’s first Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Following the establishment of a Society in Victoria, other states soon followed. They were:

  • New South Wales in 1873;
  • South Australia in 1875;
  • Tasmania in 1878;
  • Queensland in 1883; and
  • Western Australia in 1892.
  • ACT was formed in 1955
  • the Northern Territory in 1965.

We work non-stop to defend the dignity of animals, while fighting to prevent animal cruelty. We are animal protectors, carers and guardians. We bring solace to the abandoned, surrendered and injured. We offer shelter, education, medical attention and love. We help animals in need find loving forever homes. And we advocate for the humane treatment of all living creatures.

Crucially, we are also the only charity empowered to prosecute animal cruelty and neglect (please note that RSPCA Darwin does not have the right to enforce animal welfare legislation in NT – enforcement is the sole responsibility of the NT Government). Our team of inspectors responded to more than 58,000 reports of animal cruelty last year, investigating complaints against all kinds of animals in all kinds of situations.

Our important animal welfare work is almost entirely funded by community donations. We rely on the goodwill of our loyal supporters to continue being there for animals when they need us most.

Our mission

Prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.

Meet some of our team


 

Paul is the Chief Executive Officer of the RSPCA South Australia.

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Nadia is the Foster Care co-ordinator for RSPCA South Australia. 

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An important aspect of Chloe's role is to  ...

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Andrea is the RSPCA South Australia's Chief Inspector. As an RSPCA Inspector, Andrea's primary role is to respond to calls about the ill-treatment...

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Brigitte is a Rescue Officer at the RSPCA South Australia.

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RSPCA simply could not function without the help of the fantastic volunteers who donate their time...

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