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Chance for sneak peak at RSPCA’s new home

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Staff Reporters

08 May 2024, 7:45 AM

Chance for sneak peak at RSPCA’s new homeBoris is one of the many dogs waiting for a new home.

Special access to new RSPCA Animal Care Campus... if able to give an animal a temporary or forever home


With five days to go before RSPCA South Australia’s new animal care campus opens to the public, access to the site has been restricted to staff and construction workers – up until now.


In a bid to free up accommodation for dogs that have come in via RSPCA’s inspectorate and rescue service, the organisation has put the call out for foster carers who can take in one of the dogs currently being housed at the new campus.


According to RSPCA SA’s Animal Operations Manager Billy Tubman, 32 dogs have come into the organisation’s care in the two weeks since the Lonsdale shelter closed.


“Rather than wait until we open to the public, we’ve decided to get the ball rolling early on getting dogs out into foster care due to these recent seizures of animals by our inspectors,” Billy says.


“We keep seized animals in protective custody while investigations continue, and to make space for these new ones that have come in, we need dogs currently with us to go into foster care.”


Some of the dogs available to foster are also available to adopt or will be soon. Others remain under veterinary care or behaviour management and require further assessment. RSPCA SA uses donations to cover all animal care costs (including veterinary costs) for fostered animals.


“If people are able to foster an animal now, they will be escorted by one of our staff while onsite as it remains an active construction site,” Billy says.


“Anyone who has fostered a rescue animal will tell you that the rewards are huge, and for just the next few days the big-hearted decision to foster comes with the added bonus of a sneak peak at this incredible new facility before it opens. Notwithstanding any further delays, we anticipate we’ll be open next Monday.” 


Anyone who may be able to help is asked to email RSPCA SA’s Foster Care Team


Information about foster care can be found online. Once registered, people are under no obligation to foster an animal but are able to view the animals in need of foster carers.





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