• RSPCA Cairns Shelter

PLEASE NOTE: RSPCA Cairns Animal Care Centre will be closed from Mid-January to December 2017 for redevelopment. During this time we will be taking emails and calls however, in takes and adoptions will take place through RSPCA Townsville. The Inspectorate team will be running as normal. 

The RSPCA Cairns Animal Care Centre rescues and re-homes animals from across the far north areas of Queensland. Animals come to the shelter from as far away at Townsville, Torres Strait, Weipa and Cooktown, and are rehomed to Cairns and surrounds.

In addition to adoptions we also offer boarding facilities for dogs cats, and a range of small animals. Our boarding facilities are ideally located just 10 minutes drive from the Cairns international airport, and operate 7 days per week from 10:00am – 5pm for just $22 per dog and $20 per cat per day.

Our shelter redevelopment is set to begin in March, 2015, thanks largely to the generous donation of a local bequestor. New facilities for adoption animals will be created, and we are looking forward to a great new start for the volunteers, staff and animals.

To view our beautiful animals currently available for adoption, please call into our shelter to meet them, or search online.

If you'd like to keep up to date with the latest news, events, special offers and promotions from our shelter, please visit our Cairns Facebook page

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