2018 RSPCA Highlights

Take a look at some of the work RSPCA Qld did over the year, it was a busy one!

What a year 2018 was! RSPCA Queensland cared for over 56,000 animals, which is a record number for us, and the highest in the southern hemisphere. Our wildlife hospital is always busy, and last year was no different with nearly 25,000 native wildlife patients admitted to our Brisbane and Eumundi Wildlife Hospitals.

Our Inspectors investigated 17,929 cruelty complaints, and offenders of animal cruelty and neglect were found and prosecuted.

The RSPCA Queensland call centre responded to 354,000 calls, and our Animal Ambulances attended over 31,000 call-outs for sick and injured animals - pets and wildlife.

Over 5,000 volunteers across Queensland gave up 519,415 hours of their time to assist in a range of roles, from animal handlers to ambulance drivers and call centre operators.

Over 7,700 pets were placed in temporary foster homes thanks to members of the public signing up to become foster carers for pets in need.

Some of our big stories from 2018:

Evie got a second chance thanks to the overwhelming support from the community, donating $27,220 to help cover her surgical and rehabilitation costs, including extensive physio and ongoing care.

Evie received great support due to her injuries

Our Inspectors executed 11 warrants in relation to cockfighting, seizing 186 fowl and numerous cockfighting paraphernalia.

RSPCA Queensland Inspectors

Without your support, none of this would have been possible. It costs over 50 million for RSPCA Queensland to run our services, and as less than 5% of that we receive in government funding, meaning we rely on community donations to ensure we can care for as many animals as possible.

We appreciate every little bit of support and hope 2019 is an even better year for animal welfare!

If you’d like to help RSPCA Queensland this year, there are many ways that you can make a difference. Why not make 2019 the year to volunteer, become a foster carer, donate, adopt, attend an RSPCA event, or get your company on board to support our cause? The ways you can help animals have a brighter future, is endless.

Sam Morris
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