Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Happy Birthday to the RSPCA QLD!

The RSPCA QLD has refuges across Queensland, who all do wonderful work. RSPCA stands for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. They are a wonderful organisation, and this year celebrate thier 125th birthday. This is an amazing accomplishment.

Over the years, they have rehomed over one million animals in Queensland. During the 1920's while Australia was going through a depression, the organisation took children in along with animals, feeding and housing them. As well as facilitating the re-homing of surrendered and abandoned animals, the organisation has Cruelty investigators who look into allegations of cruelty, neglect and abuse, and monitor the conditions at farms wanting RSPCA accrediatation. The Society looks out for all creatures great and small, domestic pets, native wildlife, animals used in entertainment and farm animals.

Receiving only 3% of their funding from the Government, the RSPCA is always in need of support, be it financial or donations of time as volunteers at the shelters. If you would like to contribute, there are links at the right.

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