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Since 1968, 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.
Adoption centre
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
Animal shelter
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
Get involved
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
Pet supplies
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

Contact RSPCA Ballarat
115A Gillies Street South
Ballarat VIC 3350

03 5334 2075
F 03 5334 3374
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