At RSPCA Qld, we recognise that every animal is unique, and has unique needs. That’s why we’ve been actively working with rescue groups throughout Queensland for many years. Our network of 120 rescue groups take on animals that are not ready for adoption for various reasons, or those that require specialised care due to age, medical or behavioural concerns. They are also invaluable when our Care Centres are at full capacity, and play a vital role in helping us to achieve our goal of a zero euthanasia rate for healthy animals.

Over the past year, 703 animals have been given a second chance thanks to the commitment of our rescue partners.

Another great example of what can be achieved when rescue groups work together in promoting the adoption of rescue animals is our annual Big Adopt Out event. At the 2016 Big Adopt Out, over 30 rescue groups came together to find homes for dogs of all breeds, sizes, colours and ages. As a result, over 200 dogs and cats found their forever home on the day.