All of us here at RSPC Victoria have been deeply saddened by the devasting effect of the recent bushfires on both people and animals.

The impacts of these bushfires across the country have been, and continue to be, catastrophic. Right now, we are on the ground assisting people and animals affected across the state.

RSPCA Victoria is one of the agencies that forms part of the Victorian Emergency Animal Welfare Plan. So far, we have provided support to both companion animals and wildlife impacted by the devastating fires.

We are now reaching out to fire-affected communities to provide people help caring for their pets, horses and animals on hobby farms.

Additionally, we have set up a dedicated fund for donations to support bushfire initiatives. For more information about how we are helping animals affected by the bushfires, click here.


RSPCA Victoria Inspector Sarah attended the property after a report from a member of the public. At the property she found Lucy and Marley, two Boxers, without food, water or shelter.

It was the middle of summer and they had been left for weeks on a patch of hot concrete with only a small shade sail to protect them from the heat.

They were so thin, their bones were pushing through their skin. When Lucy & Marley were assessed by a vet at the RSPCA they were given scores of just 1 and 1.5 out of 5 on the body condition scale.


RSPCA Victoria is a non-government, independent charity.

We rely on donations and community support to generate more than 90% of the funds required to carry out our work protecting animals from cruelty and neglect.

Sadly, we know that there are many more animals that are suffering. Reports of cruelty to animals in Victoria is on the rise – by 9% in the last financial year alone.

We’re determined to do more than we ever have to stop animal cruelty and even though we’re the best at what we do, right now, we’re stretched to our limit. We simply don’t have enough people or equipment to rescue and care for every animal who needs us.


Every donation received by RSPCA Victoria will go towards the resources we need to achieve our goal of stopping animal cruelty.

Donations received will help train inspectors, provide life-saving equipment and treatment, care for animals in our shelter and most importantly, find loving homes for the defenceless animals who have been victims of horrible cruelty.


Last financial year, RSPCA Victoria received 20,607 animals into our care including 7,007 dogs, 11,128 cats, and 2,473 other animals including wildlife, livestock, horses and small animals. More than 3,366 animals required time in volunteer foster care to recover, and 10,666 animals were adopted to new loving homes in the same period.

Our inspectorate received and investigated 11,638 reports of cruelty, a 9% increase on the previous year, with each report often relating to numerous individual offences. It’s this alarming rate of growth that we need to stop.


Information about animal welfare issues in Victoria can be found on our website at www.rspcavic.org

Contact Us

If you’d prefer not to donate online, please call us on 03 9224 2538 to do so over the phone or send your donation through to:


3 Burwood Hwy
Burwood East VIC 3151

You can also contact us at fundraising@rspcavic.org.au or visit our website for more information.