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Animals like Snow need a Guardian Angel this Christmas. Your donation can help a homeless shelter animal get the care they need.

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Left to starve in the middle of winter.
Help rescue animals like Tilly.

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Today’s Animal Care Stats

1191

Animals currently in care

267

Animals currently in foster

408

Shelter animals currently in vet care

140

Animals currently available for adoption

February 5, 2024

Nearly 50 animals seized from Wyndham property

January 30, 2024

Not too late to avoid duck devastation

Native Aust Duck
January 29, 2024

Duck decision flies in face of evidence and Vic Govt’s own advice

January 15, 2024

Tick tock: clock ticking on duck hunting decision

Donate now and help win justice for defenceless animals

Your generosity will ensure our Inspectors can be there to rescue and defend innocent animals from cruelty and neglect.

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Help save animals from neglect and abuse

This Christmas, thousands of animals will come through our shelter. Every single one of these animals urgently needs a Guardian Angel to help care for them at what may be the lowest point in their lives.

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Upcoming events

Healthy Pet Day Wangaratta
Healthy Pet Days include:
  • Pet Check-Ups: Our veterinarians will give your pets a check-up to make sure they’re feeling their best. We want to help them stay with you for a long time.
  • Vaccines (dogs only): We’ll make sure your pup gets the most important shots that will help keep them safe from sickness.
  • Microchipping: A superpower to keep them safe, having your pet microchipped will help us get them home if they ever get lost.
  • No More Fleas and Worms: We’ll provide a dose of parasite prevention treatment from our friends at Elanco to keep pesky fleas and worms away from your pets.
  • Expert Advice: If your pet has some tricky behaviours, our trainers are here to help you understand and manage them better.
  • Resources & Pet Food: We’ve got lots of helpful advice and supplies for you to take home too!
This event is available to concession card holders. All services will be free for attendees.
If you have any enquires please contact us at outreach@rspcavic.org.au or 1300 020 040
Book your spot now!
Horse Welfare Evenings – Session 4
Evening 4: Promoting health and welfare during training and exercise
22nd February, 6.30pm 
How we train, handle and exercise our horses has a profound influence on their physical and mental state, as well as their overall wellbeing. Starting the evening with the physiology aspects of joint and muscle care, our experts will discuss strategies to promote healthy range of movement and best practise methods in preventative joint and muscle health.

Dr Andrew McLean will then lead us into a discussion around promoting welfare using clear, ethical and systematic approaches when interacting with our horses, be that through ground work or in the saddle.
Equine Excellence
Designed for current and prospective horse and pony owners, RSPCA Victoria’s Equine Excellence course will empower you with the knowledge and skills to provide the best possible care for your horse or pony.

This hands-on course will be delivered by our in-house experts, and includes working safely around horses, caring for your horse (including hoof care, nutrition, parasite protection, housing, and shelter), first aid, plus much more.

The course is designed for:
– New horse & pony owners
– Adults & kids considering purchasing a horse or pony
– Hobby farmers new to horse ownership
– Anyone looking to increase their knowledge of equine management and equine first aid
– Individuals looking to enter the equine industry, or are new to the industry
– Individuals interested in caring for higher needs horses, rehabilitation and fostering.


What you will learn
Learn how promote natural behaviours in horses

  • Learn about different equipment and grooming tools for horses
  • Learn about basic wound care for horses and other common care tips

What you will get
Certificate of attendance

What to wear
  • Closed in shoes for admittance into the barn
  • Weather appropriate clothing for outdoors
Appropriate for
Suitable for 14 years and above
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Equine Excellence
Designed for current and prospective horse and pony owners, RSPCA Victoria’s Equine Excellence course will empower you with the knowledge and skills to provide the best possible care for your horse or pony.

This hands-on course will be delivered by our in-house experts, and includes working safely around horses, caring for your horse (including hoof care, nutrition, parasite protection, housing, and shelter), first aid, plus much more.

The course is designed for:
– New horse & pony owners
– Adults & kids considering purchasing a horse or pony
– Hobby farmers new to horse ownership
– Anyone looking to increase their knowledge of equine management and equine first aid
– Individuals looking to enter the equine industry, or are new to the industry
– Individuals interested in caring for higher needs horses, rehabilitation and fostering.


What you will learn
Learn how promote natural behaviours in horses

  • Learn about different equipment and grooming tools for horses
  • Learn about basic wound care for horses and other common care tips

What you will get
Certificate of attendance

What to wear
  • Closed in shoes for admittance into the barn
  • Weather appropriate clothing for outdoors
Appropriate for
Suitable for 14 years and above
Mastering dog grooming skills at home
Wanting to keep your pooch clean and tidy between grooms? Keen to improve your grooming and hygiene care skills for you canine friend? This short course will cover the basics of home grooming, bathing and nail care for dogs. It will cover points on:

– What can ethical dog grooming at home look like?

– Maintenance grooming to keep on top of your dog’s health and wellbeing.

-Learning techniques for nail trimming, ear cleaning, clipping, and trimming around various areas such as pads,     backside, armpits, and groin regions.

– Tools used to de-shed and prevent matting.

– Ensuring safe handling and effective training methods to create a more enjoyable grooming experience for everyone involved. 

Please leave fur babies at home as we will be working with RSPCA behaviour tested dogs
Demonstrations will be held by industry professionals. 
What you will learn
  • How to create a positive grooming experiences though classical conditioning and giving the animal choice and control

What you will get
  • Understand how to create positive grooming experiences though classical conditioning and giving the animal choice and control
Healthy Pet Day Wangaratta
Healthy Pet Days include:
  • Pet Check-Ups: Our veterinarians will give your pets a check-up to make sure they’re feeling their best. We want to help them stay with you for a long time.
  • Vaccines (dogs only): We’ll make sure your pup gets the most important shots that will help keep them safe from sickness.
  • Microchipping: A superpower to keep them safe, having your pet microchipped will help us get them home if they ever get lost.
  • No More Fleas and Worms: We’ll provide a dose of parasite prevention treatment from our friends at Elanco to keep pesky fleas and worms away from your pets.
  • Expert Advice: If your pet has some tricky behaviours, our trainers are here to help you understand and manage them better.
  • Resources & Pet Food: We’ve got lots of helpful advice and supplies for you to take home too!
This event is available to concession card holders. All services will be free for attendees.
If you have any enquires please contact us at outreach@rspcavic.org.au or 1300 020 040
Book your spot now!
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RSPCA Shop

Did you know that the profits from our stores go straight to helping animals in need?

Last year over 11,000 homeless and neglected animals entered RSPCA Victoria’s doors.

Your purchase makes a bigger difference than you think. 💖

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