Friday 25 January 2013

Thank you #5...Call Centre!

We can all recall how Supermans' superhuman hearing has aided him in finding damsels in distress, well RSPCA NSW have their own super powers in finding animals in distress!
They’re called the ‘Call Centre’ and they are often the one connection between RSPCA NSW and an animal in need. Operating the phones with just a few staff members, the Call Centre staff are constantly fielding calls from sometimes very concerned and distressed members of the public and must then use their powers for good and find the RSPCA NSW team member who can help the animal in question.
Keeping it cool, calm and collected is their way, doing it for the animals is their game!
So next time you give RSPCA NSW a call, pass on a ‘thank you’, as we did, for the person at the other end, for they are listening to hundreds of calls for help from animals across the State everyday!
Thanks Anna for taking those tough calls!

Monday 14 January 2013

Animal fun in the sun!

With the new year well and truly underway, the brand new January saw RSPCA NSW Education Team usher in their Summer School Holiday Program.
Week one down and the exploration into the world of animal welfare has been thouroughly thought provoking, sparking many conversations between RSPCA NSW Education Team members and their new bunch of Program participants.
Summer is one of the RSPCA’s busiest periods, where no place in RSPCA NSW is immune to it’s effects, least of all the Sydney RSPCA Veterinary Hospital who see their fair share of neglected, injured and sick animals on a daily basis. It was a good opportunity for participants to get an insight into what a career in Veterinary Science would be like and some of the challenges they would face when not all the animals they see would be their normal happy selves.
RSPCA NSW Training Manager and Veterinarian, Narelle Maxwell, left no secrets uncovered or knowledge unmentioned during the Program as she helped the participants journey through various aspects of animal health and behaviour.
If you would like to be a part of the fun, too late! For the Summer Program that is but not for future School Holiday Programs! If you would like to be on our waiting list and find at when our next School Holiday Program opens, email us at

Hmm, is it clean in there?

CPR stat! He looks stuffed! :)

Thursday 3 January 2013

Lovely artists at Lakelands

The RSPCA NSW Education Team love receiving feedback about their Education Programs so what a wonderful new year surprise when Education Officer, Eva, received some words of wisdom from students at Lakelands Public School.
Following a visit last year to chat about the various elements of responsible pet ownership, students from Ms Prior’s class took colouring pencils to paper and documented all that they had learned.
For all  those adult pet owners out there...
Noah says you “have to walk your dog every day”
Jack reminds you that dogs and cats need “a needle every year”
Keira states that “a microchip helps our pets” if they are lost.
Love your work Lakelands Public and we hope to visit again soon!