Please be advised that the Cairns Animal Care Campus is now open! 

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 $27 per dog incl. food and bedding (for a second animal in the same kennel a 10% discount will apply).  Boarding cats Condo style $22 per cat per day or Penthouse style $25 per day - check out of pets is 12 Noon or additional charges apply.  Please note there will be a surcharge of $10 per day per animal for public holidays. No refunds on early checkouts or transfer and animals must be up to date with vaccinations or given at least two weeks prior to boarding (no exceptions). All peak periods Xmas/ New Year, Easter, School Holidays to be paid in full at time of booking (other periods require p50% payment at time of booking).

Thanks largely to the generous donation of a local bequestor, the NEW Cairns facilities for adoption animals is now open, and we are looking forward to a great new start for the volunteers, staff and animals.

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