The RSPCA in Queensland An Overview H ELPING ANIMALS •  E NLIGHTENING PEOPLE •  C HANGING LIVES
Our Mission  RSPCA Queensland Inc. Helping Animals.  Enlightening People.  Changing Lives.
Five Freedoms for animals… <ul><li>from hunger & thirst  </li></ul><ul><li>from discomfort </li></ul><ul><li>from pain, in...
Over the years… <ul><li>1824  The organisation was  originally formed as the Society Prevention Cruelty (SPC) in England  ...
Over the years… <ul><li>1955  The  “Royal” warrant was issued and the organisation bec ame  the “Royal Society for the Pre...
Objectives and Responsibilities <ul><li>Prevent cruelty: State-wide Inspectorate  </li></ul><ul><li>Promote animal  welfar...
RSPCA Qld Staff <ul><li>Includes:  Animal Attendants, Vet Nurses, Vets, Dog trainers, Animal Behaviourists, Inspectors, An...
Our wonderful volunteers! <ul><li>More than 2000 Volunteers & Foster Parents </li></ul><ul><li>RSPCA Qld Volunteers donate...
Shelters <ul><li>RSPCA Qld’s nine shelters received over 42,500 animals last year. </li></ul><ul><li>All animals are check...
RSPCA Shelters <ul><li>Rockhampton Pet Shop </li></ul><ul><li>RSPCA Inspectorate have specified areas of service </li></ul...
Incoming Animals – 2009/2010
Outgoing animals – 2009/2010
RSPCA Inspectorate… animal cruelty and the law <ul><li>The only non-government body empowered to administer an Act of Parl...
The Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 <ul><li>The  Animal Care and Protection Act (2001)  protects pets and farm animals...
Why do we have the Animal Care and Protection Act? <ul><li>Pets and farm animals  RELY  on humans to  care  for them and  ...
The Nature Conservation Act 1992 <ul><li>The  Nature Conservation Act (1992)  protects wildlife. </li></ul><ul><li>Breakin...
Why do we have the Nature Conservation Act? <ul><li>Wildlife  RELY  on the natural  environment  to provide all their need...
Wildlife Department <ul><li>Over 5,300 wildlife were rescued statewide last year </li></ul><ul><li>1300 ANIMAL </li></ul><...
STOP Animal Cruelty <ul><li>Strong, brave people stand up for animals. Have the courage to report animal cruelty: </li></u...
Campaigns <ul><li>RSPCA campaigns on animal welfare issues are an important avenue of educating the community on the human...
The Meatrix <ul><li>The Meatrix (www.themeatrix.com) spoofs The Matrix films and highlights the problems with factory farm...
Humane Education <ul><li>The RSPCA Qld Education Department helps children and adults learn how to consider the feelings o...
Humane Education <ul><li>School Visits </li></ul><ul><li>Shelter Tours </li></ul><ul><li>EMU – Education Mobile Unit </li>...
Operating Costs <ul><li>$27 Million Last Year! </li></ul><ul><li>Only 2% of this comes from the State Government. </li></u...
How can you help? <ul><li>Raise funds: Million Paws (and Purrs) Walk, Cupcake Day for the RSPCA </li></ul><ul><li>Raise  a...
 
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  1. 1. The RSPCA in Queensland An Overview H ELPING ANIMALS • E NLIGHTENING PEOPLE • C HANGING LIVES
  2. 2. Our Mission RSPCA Queensland Inc. Helping Animals. Enlightening People. Changing Lives.
  3. 3. Five Freedoms for animals… <ul><li>from hunger & thirst </li></ul><ul><li>from discomfort </li></ul><ul><li>from pain, injury & disease </li></ul><ul><li>to express normal behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>from fear & distress </li></ul>
  4. 4. Over the years… <ul><li>1824 The organisation was originally formed as the Society Prevention Cruelty (SPC) in England </li></ul><ul><li>1871 The SPC was established in Australia. At this time it looked after both humans and animals </li></ul><ul><li>1883 The SPC was established in Queensland </li></ul><ul><li>1925 The Animal Protection Act was created </li></ul>
  5. 5. Over the years… <ul><li>1955 The “Royal” warrant was issued and the organisation bec ame the “Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty” </li></ul><ul><li>1970 Qld Government took over the welfare of children leaving the RSPCA to concentrate only on animal welfare </li></ul><ul><li>2001 The Animal Care and Protection Act was created, replacing the outdated 1925 Act </li></ul>
  6. 6. Objectives and Responsibilities <ul><li>Prevent cruelty: State-wide Inspectorate </li></ul><ul><li>Promote animal welfare: Nine Shelters, Animal Training Centres </li></ul><ul><li>Lobbying Government: campaigns & legislation </li></ul><ul><li>Education: “Changing Hearts & Minds” </li></ul><ul><li>Media: RSPCA Animal Rescue </li></ul>
  7. 7. RSPCA Qld Staff <ul><li>Includes: Animal Attendants, Vet Nurses, Vets, Dog trainers, Animal Behaviourists, Inspectors, Animal Ambulance Officers, Hydro-bath Operators, Administration Assistants, Accountants, Fundraising and Events Coordinators, Media and Public Relations Officers, Education Officers, Human Resources Personnel, IT Support Staff, Call Centre Operators, Retail Assistants, Cleaners… </li></ul>
  8. 8. Our wonderful volunteers! <ul><li>More than 2000 Volunteers & Foster Parents </li></ul><ul><li>RSPCA Qld Volunteers donate around 10,000 hours of their time per month saving the RSPCA around $2 million per year! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Shelters <ul><li>RSPCA Qld’s nine shelters received over 42,500 animals last year. </li></ul><ul><li>All animals are checked by a veterinarian as soon as they arrive at the RSPCA. </li></ul>
  10. 10. RSPCA Shelters <ul><li>Rockhampton Pet Shop </li></ul><ul><li>RSPCA Inspectorate have specified areas of service </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Primary Industries </li></ul><ul><li>World For Pets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Springwood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Miami </li></ul></ul>Bundaberg Gympie Brisbane Cairns Townsville Toowoomba Dakabin Sunshine Coast Kingaroy Gympie Bundaberg
  11. 11. Incoming Animals – 2009/2010
  12. 12. Outgoing animals – 2009/2010
  13. 13. RSPCA Inspectorate… animal cruelty and the law <ul><li>The only non-government body empowered to administer an Act of Parliament. </li></ul><ul><li>Over 13 , 000 complaints of animal cruelty investigated each year by RSPCA Qld </li></ul><ul><li>More than 50 prosecutions each year </li></ul><ul><li>Over 9,000 animal rescues each year </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 <ul><li>The Animal Care and Protection Act (2001) protects pets and farm animals. </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking this law can result in a fine of up to $100,000 or 2 years imprisonment. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Why do we have the Animal Care and Protection Act? <ul><li>Pets and farm animals RELY on humans to care for them and provide them with their needs. If you own an animal, you have a Duty of Care for it and must: </li></ul><ul><li>Provide food and water; </li></ul><ul><li>Provide shelter; </li></ul><ul><li>Allow the animal to display normal behaviour; </li></ul><ul><li>Treat any disease and injury; </li></ul><ul><li>Handle the animal in a way that is appropriate. </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Nature Conservation Act 1992 <ul><li>The Nature Conservation Act (1992) protects wildlife. </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking this law can result in a fine of up to $200,000 or 2 years imprisonment. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Why do we have the Nature Conservation Act? <ul><li>Wildlife RELY on the natural environment to provide all their needs. The Nature Conservation Act protects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wildlife itself. You can not harm or interfere with native animals. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wildlife habitats (their homes). You can not destroy wildlife habitat such as nests. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Wildlife Department <ul><li>Over 5,300 wildlife were rescued statewide last year </li></ul><ul><li>1300 ANIMAL </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntary Wildlife Heroes needed </li></ul>
  19. 19. STOP Animal Cruelty <ul><li>Strong, brave people stand up for animals. Have the courage to report animal cruelty: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cruelty Hotline 1300 852 188 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSPCA Qld 3426 9999 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sick or injured animals 1300 ANIMAL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local Police </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Campaigns <ul><li>RSPCA campaigns on animal welfare issues are an important avenue of educating the community on the humane treatment of animals. Some of them include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Desex – Don’t Kill </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dogs Die in Hot cars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Justice for Animals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Say No to Animals in Circuses; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fair Go For Farm Animals </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. The Meatrix <ul><li>The Meatrix (www.themeatrix.com) spoofs The Matrix films and highlights the problems with factory farming. Instead of Keanu Reeves, The Meatrix stars a young pig, Leo, who lives on a pleasant family farm… he thinks. Leo is approached by a trenchcoat-clad cow, Moopheus, and joins him on a journey to learn more about what goes on behind closed barn doors at factory farms. </li></ul><ul><li>Watch The Meatrix video on the WOAW site: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.woaw.org.au/14andOver/the-meatrix-video-factory-farm/ </li></ul>
  22. 22. Humane Education <ul><li>The RSPCA Qld Education Department helps children and adults learn how to consider the feelings of animals – and people. We aim to help young people : </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy, </li></ul><ul><li>Kindness, </li></ul><ul><li>Respect, </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility; and </li></ul><ul><li>Courage. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Humane Education <ul><li>School Visits </li></ul><ul><li>Shelter Tours </li></ul><ul><li>EMU – Education Mobile Unit </li></ul><ul><li>WOAW! The World Of Animal Welfare! www.woaw.org.au </li></ul>
  24. 24. Operating Costs <ul><li>$27 Million Last Year! </li></ul><ul><li>Only 2% of this comes from the State Government. </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising Activities </li></ul><ul><li>RSPCA Shops – World for Pets: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.worldforpets.com.au </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bequests & Legacies </li></ul><ul><li>Sale of Animals </li></ul><ul><li>Local Government Pound Agreements </li></ul>
  25. 25. How can you help? <ul><li>Raise funds: Million Paws (and Purrs) Walk, Cupcake Day for the RSPCA </li></ul><ul><li>Raise awareness! </li></ul><ul><li>Write letters of protest or support to your local electorate </li></ul><ul><li>Be a Responsible Pet Owner: Desex and microchip your pet, report to Pet-D-Tect if lost, train your pet </li></ul><ul><li>Report sick or injured animals: 1300 ANIMAL </li></ul><ul><li>Report animal cruelty </li></ul><ul><li>Find out more: www.rspcaqld.org.au, www.woaw.org.au </li></ul>

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