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Today’s Animal Care Stats

1069

Animals currently in care

256

Animals currently in foster

255

Shelter animals currently in vet care

145

Animals currently available for adoption

May 23, 2024

Countdown for RSPCA Million Paws Walk across Victoria

May 23, 2024

RSPCA Victoria Celebrates National Volunteer Week with over 1500 volunteers

May 13, 2024

Mitchell Shire man found guilty of animal cruelty

April 30, 2024

Cat Management Strategy; progress, not yet ‘purr-fection’

Tied up for months

Buddy had a heavy metal chain around his neck that had caused a painful wound. Your support can break the cycle of cruelty and bring animals like Buddy in from the cold.

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Make a difference in under 5 minutes!

Tied up for months

Buddy had a heavy metal chain around his neck that had caused a painful wound.
Your support can break the cycle of cruelty and bring animals like Buddy in from the cold.

Donate now

Make a difference in under 5 minutes!

Upcoming events

Million Paws Walk 2024!
Million Paws Walk is back and it’s our 30th birthday!

You’re invited to the biggest and best Million Paws Walk yet to celebrate 3 decades of walkies, games, stalls, food, fun and your amazing support in helping to end animal cruelty.

On Sunday May 26, gather your pooch pals and join thousands of other dog lovers at one of 7 walk locations across the state:
  • Albert Park Lake, Melbourne
  • Eildon Pondage, Eildon
  • Geelong Botanic Gardens, Geelong
  • Mansfield Botanic Park, Mansfield
  • Fred Smith Reserve, Hastings
  • Agnes Brereton Reserve, Traralgon
  • Wangaratta Showgrounds, Wangaratta
Join thousands of other superheroes and their furry sidekicks to experience the sights, stalls, food, games, music, giveaways and more!
Be a hero for dogs in need and sign up now!
Cooperative Care for Dogs

RSPCA’s Introduction to Co-Operative Care will give dog owners new skills and strategies to improve vet visits and medical care for their pets.

While many dogs are “fine” with vet visits, many are not, meaning they can’t get the care they need. This three-hour seminar teaches you how to train your dog to be a willing participant in their physical care and how to overcome your dog’s fear of vet visits, getting ear/eye medications and nail trims.

Presented by dog trainers, you will be empowered to help your dog cope and enjoy their medical care through Co-Operative Care training and low stress handling.

What you will learn

  • Understand low stress and cooperative care concepts
  • Learn skills to begin training your dog
  • Develop an understanding of dog body language and communications
Million Paws Walk 2024!

Million Paws Walk is back and it’s our 30th birthday!

You’re invited to the biggest and best Million Paws Walk yet to celebrate 3 decades of walkies, games, stalls, food, fun and your amazing support in helping to end animal cruelty.

On Sunday May 26, gather your pooch pals and join thousands of other dog lovers at one of 7 walk locations across the state:
  • Albert Park Lake, Melbourne
  • Eildon Pondage, Eildon
  • Eastern Park Ovals, Geelong
  • Mansfield Botanic Gardens, Mansfield
  • Fred Smith Reserve, Hastings
  • Gippsland Plains Rail Trail, Traralgon East
  • Wangaratta Showgrounds, Wangaratta

Join thousands of other superheroes and their furry sidekicks to experience the sights, stalls, food, games, music, giveaways and more!

Be a hero for dogs in need and sign up now!

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Reactive to Responsive

Transforming Reactive Dogs into Relaxed Companions

This comprehensive seminar presented by Jari Castle will show you the proven fear-free methods to get your dog on track to being less reactive to the things around them, and more responsive to you.

Aimed at pet owners, you will leave knowing a bit more about your dog, how to help them, and what to do before, during and after a reactive episode.

 

What you will learn

  • Why dogs become reactive and how to train them depending on the cause
  • How a dog’s learning, environment, genetics and personality intertwine to drive their current behaviour
  • Strategies for managing and training your reactive dog • Advice on how harnesses, leads and other equipment can help or hinder your training • Tips on caring for yourself so you can care for your reactive dog

Appropriate for

People who own a dog who gets over-excited, scared and/or barks at dogs, people, cars, cyclists, birds, etc. when on a walk.

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 including nail trimming, ear cleaning, clipping*, and trimming around various areas such as pads, backside, armpits, and groin regions
(*clipping will be demonstrated and explained for the purpose of tidying intricate areas, full body style clipping will not be shown during the workshop)
– Tools used and techniques needed to de-shed and prevent matting.
– Ensuring safe handling and effective training methods to create a more enjoyable grooming experience for everyone involved. The session involves some theory related to dog grooming skills, and also cooperative care training, demonstration of grooming skills and conditioning dog to grooming tasks skills, and some practice of scissor use techniques.
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
Appropriate for
  • Those keen to do some maintenance grooming themselves between professional grooming visits, or those who want to learn do it completely themselves

Age requirements

  • Participants aged 10 -14 will be required to be accompanied by an adult.
Pet First Aid

Learn how to measure vital signs of life, bandage a bleeding wound, perform CPR and maintain safety while working with an injured pet.

 

What you will learn

  • How to observe and measure vital signs of life in your pet
  • How to bandage a bleeding wound and perform CPR on an animal
  • Maintain safety while working with an injured pet

What you will get

  • A hands-on, practical class – meet and work with our industry experts and qualified trainers
  • Informative and fun session to increase your knowledge and skills
  • Detailed course manual to take home
  • Certificate of Attendance
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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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