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Important: For the health and safety of our animals we cannot transfer between shelters for adoption. Please submit your application to the shelter where the animal is located as shown on the RSPCA Victoria website.
Are you applying for a specific animal or putting in a general expression of interest?
Specific AnimalGeneral Expression
Which shelter is the animal located at? (as per RSPCA Victoria website)
What type of animal are you applying for?
Enter Animal Name (as displayed on RSPCA Victoria website)
Enter RSPCA No. (as displayed on RSPCA Victoria website) 6 numbers only (i.e. 967787)
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What type of Livestock are you applying for?
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What type of Poultry are you applying for?
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What type of Horse are you applying for?
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Do you have a preferred breed?
Do you have a preferred age?
Do you have a preferred gender?
Please provide the following information about your property and other animals within your care. This will help us assess whether the animal you are applying for will be suitable, or allow us to match you with a more appropriate horse/livestock.
What is the council area where the animal will be housed?
We will only consider applications fitting the following criteria
Aged 18 and over
The animals will reside at a property where they are inspected daily
Be prepared to participate in an interview with an RSPCA Victoria staff member
Allow a property inspection when required or supply photographs of property
Demonstrate capacity to handle livestock
Currently have the same animals in your care to ensure the animals have company, or be willing to adopt multiple animals
Have access to equipment that will allow you to safely and legally transport the animal from the RSPCA to your property
Be committed to undertake all veterinary and husbandry requirements for the animal and cover all costs associated with ongoing care and treatment
Must have suitable property and containment facilities for the type and number of animals
Adoption of livestock must be for companion/pet purposes
Must have a current property identification code (PIC) and can supply details
Must comply with council regulations
Do you own the property?
If you are applying for livestock animals, please provide your Property Identification Code (PIC) Number.
In order to adopt livestock from the RSPCA, you must provide a PIC number. PIC numbers are free to obtain, please follow the link to the Agriculture Victoria website to register: https://agriculture.vic.gov.au/farm-management/property-identification-codes
If you are applying for a horse, please type NA into this field.
Size of property
Type of fencing
Please elaborate on the type of fencing you'll use
Type of shelter available
Please elaborate on the type of shelter you'll use
Availability of pasture/feed on the property
Will livestock be tethered on the property?
What is the reason for adopting this animal?
List any previous experience you have with handling and caring for horses, ponies, or livestock
Please list any horses, ponies, or livestock living on your property now and in the recent past (5 years)
How long owned for
Still at property?
Where applicable, please provide the following names and contact details:
Have you ever been found guilty of any animal welfare or care-related offence?
Please list the details of a referee who is familiar with your experience with horses/ponies/livestock
Please detail any other comment you have to support this application
Please upload photos of the housing for the animal of interest, including fencing, water source and shelter.
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We will only consider application fitting the following criteria
Demonstrate capacity to handle poultry
Size of area where poultry will live
Type of shelter where poultry will live
Please elaborate on the type of shelter poultry will live
Is the coop/shelter fox-proof (Please provide detail)
Does your council allow roosters to be housed on your property
What is your councils maximum number of poultry permitted to be housed on your property?
Please list any poultry living on your property now and in the recent past (5 years)]
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ABN 56 749 449 191 | ACN 131 965 761