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RSPCA Bendigo has provided refuge, care and rehabilitation to animals since 1977. In the past year alone, RSPCA Bendigo has cared for 3,197 animals from surrounding areas. 

RSPCA Bendigo is one of our biggest and busiest regional shelters. Our tireless work in Bendigo 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.

With generous community support, we were able to redevelop and upgrade our Bendigo shelter in 2009. Our upgrades included housing cats in a temperature controlled environment to protect them from the elements and dogs in north-facing kennels, so they now enjoy lots of sunshine!

The operations of RSPCA Bendigo are overseen by our Shelter Supervisor, Mark, and a dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

  Meet Mark (RSPCA Bendigo Shelter Supervisor)
Mark has worked at RSPCA Bendigo since December 2007. His working day is always varied with no two days ever the same. Mark's favourite part of his job is the success experienced through the number of adoptions his team achieve. He feels that the most rewarding part of his job is seeing 'fantastic animals go to fantastic homes'. Although his job is often challenging, Mark enjoys the unique experience that supervising a regional shelter has to offer.

Adoption centre
Each year, more than $Dogs and cats adopted Bendigo dogs and cats find second chances through our Bendigo 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 Bendigo.

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 Bendigo 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

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 Bendigo 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.

Bendigo is also home to an RSPCA op shop, which sells quality secondhand goods. All proceeds from the op shop support the work of the RSPCA.

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 Bendigo 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 Bendigo 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 Bendigo
20 Pipers Lane
Bendigo VIC 3550

  03 5441 2209
F  03 5441 3400

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