RSPCA NSW Adoption and Education Center opens

Dominic Perrottet – Premier of NSW
Wendy Tuckerman – Minister of Local Government

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

A multi-million upgrade to the RSPCA NSW adoption and education center in western Sydney was officially opened today by Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet, Local Government Minister Wendy Tuckerman and the CEO of RSPCA Steve Coleman.

Sydney’s new state-of-the-art adoption and education center has been jointly funded by the NSW government and the RSPCA NSW animal-lover community, with the state government investing $12 million in the upgrade to transform the animal shelter and expand the organization. ability.

Mr Perrottet, the boss of the RSPCA NSW, said the NSW Government‘s investment demonstrated its continued commitment to animal welfare.

“This is NSW’s largest animal shelter, and has been helping families reunite with their forever pets for over 40 years,” Mr Perrottet said.

“The NSW Government is very proud to support the excellent work done by the RSPCA NSW, and I congratulate CEO Steve Coleman and his team for creating a center that will continue to raise animal welfare standards, at the Following changes to the law last year meaning NSW now has the toughest animal welfare penalty suites in Australia.

“Yagoona’s improved facilities will also help them continue their wonderful work of caring for animals in need and allow even more families to discover the joy of adopting a pet.”

Local Government Minister Wendy Tuckerman said the new education center will host veterinary, staff and volunteer training, community events and school education programs that will benefit future generations by educating them about the good – to be animal.

“Animals are such an important part of our lives, and each year the RSPCA NSW manages the veterinary treatment, care, rehabilitation and rehoming of nearly 45,000 cats, dogs, horses, livestock and other animals,” said said Ms. Tuckerman.

“Our investment in the shelter has also supported local jobs, using locally made precast concrete,” said RSPCA NSW CEO Steve Coleman, saying it wouldn’t have been possible without the NSW Government and the thanked for their continued support.

“It is an honor to have the Prime Minister here today to open the center which is central to our mission, providing a place of refuge for animals and animal lovers,” Mr Coleman said.

“The Prime Minister first took an interest when he was treasurer and made sure funding for animal welfare was a priority. This modern facility is the result of the hard work of our donors and the state government.

“Thanks to the support of the government and community of NSW, we continue to provide the largest animal welfare enforcement unit in Australia, with a team of inspectors dedicated to investigating cases of animal cruelty to across NSW, responding to over 15,000 cruelty complaints a year. ”

The $29 million upgrade will help RSPCA NSW continue to prioritize the physical and emotional well-being of its animals, with cutting-edge innovations including acoustically controlled kennels, hydronic underfloor heating and environmental enrichment mechanisms in design.

Animal lovers, neighbours, friends, families, the community at large are welcome to visit the RSPCA NSW, meet the animals, adopt or foster, volunteer, do a donation and help create a better future. For more information, visit

MEDIA: Amber Muir | prime minister | 0447 695 520
Damien Bolté | Minister Tuckerman | 0498 359 624

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