RSPCA Ballarat has provided refuge, care and rehabilitation to animals
from the Ballarat and surrounding areas. In the past year alone, RSPCA
Ballarat has cared for 3,756 animals.
RSPCA Ballarat is one of our biggest regional shelters. Our
tireless work in Ballarat and our achievements in animal welfare are
only made possible with generous support from the local community. Whether you are able to contribute a financial donation, donate blankets, attend our local Million Paws Walk or spare your time as a volunteer - everything helps the animals we care for.
The operations of RSPCA Ballarat are overseen by our Shelter Supervisor, Claire, and a dedicated team of staff and volunteers.
Meet Claire Cooper (RSPCA Ballarat Shelter Supervisor)
Claire joined the organization in February 2013
as the shelter supervisor for the Ballarat Shelter. Taking charge of the
fourth largest shelter in the state, Claire’s days are varied and never
dull, she regularly liaises with our other regional shelters, the Head
Office at Burwood East and local councils.
Claire’s day commences by greeting staff and
getting the day’s jobs underway. Claire is not afraid to get her hands
dirty and also helps out with the hands-on work, such as cleaning and
feeding the animals.
Claire loves spending time with the animals and
getting to know them when she can. Claire is delighted when animals can
find their forever homes after seeing them come in, in a sad and quite
often poor condition. Claire strives for excellence and acknowledges
that her job can be unpredictable, things will go crazy from time to
time but that’s what is challenging to her and brings out her best.
Each year, more than 950 dogs and cats find
second chances through our Ballarat adoption program. If you're looking
to adopt a pet, there are lots of dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs
waiting to find loving new homes at RSPCA Ballarat.
Our animals available for adoption now - they're ready when you are! > Learn more
Our animal shelter offers many services, including providing refuge to
stray, abandoned and unwanted animals. We also provide support to the
local council, assisting with their pound services. > Learn more
Are you interested in helping support the work of our Ballarat team? We
simply couldn't help so many animals without the amazing support of the
community. Learn about ways you can get involved, including
volunteering, fundraising and events. > Learn more
Another fantastic way of supporting the work of
RSPCA Ballarat is selecting us as your charity of choice for the Ryan's Community Rewards
program. This program has contributed thousands of dollars to support
our critical work with animals in the Ballarat region. Our sincerest
thanks to Ryan's and their customers for their valuable support.
Behaviour and training
All our local supporters wanting to discuss behaviour and training are encouraged to explore our online health and behaviour
resources. For additional support and advice on local trainers,
contact our expert animal behaviour team operating from RSPCA Burwood
East. > Learn more
RSPCA Ballarat stocks an extensive range of Hill's Science Diet and our team are on-hand to offer you advice regarding the most suitable diet for your pet. A
small range of pet products are also available and for your
convenience, there are a large range of products available at our online shop.
Our Inspectorate team investigate 15,568
estimate reports of animal cruelty each year across Victoria. We have an
Inspector dedicated to investigating animal cruelty in the Ballarat and
surrounding regions. > Learn more
Are you interested in volunteering? We're always on the lookout for
dedicated people to support the work of our Ballarat shelter. If you're
over the age of 15, reliable and love animals, explore the opportunities
we have available including regular assistance and work experience. > Learn more