Dedicated to improving the lives of all animals across South Australia

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA South Australia) is the state’s oldest and largest animal welfare charity. Since our establishment in Adelaide in 1875, we have remained the leading voice for all creatures great and small across South Australia.

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 by State Parliament to prosecute animal cruelty and neglect. Our small team of inspectors respond to more than 4,000 reports of animal cruelty every 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 vision

A compassionate society free of animal cruelty and suffering.


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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