2018 RSPCA Highlights

Posted Jan 16, 2019
Take a look at some of the work RSPCA Qld did over the year, it was a busy one!

What a year 2018 was! RSPCA Queensland cared for over 56,000 animals, which is a record number for us, and the highest in the southern hemisphere. Our wildlife hospital is always busy, and last year was no different with nearly 25,000 native wildlife patients admitted to our Brisbane and Eumundi Wildlife Hospitals.

Our Inspectors investigated 17,929 cruelty complaints, and offenders of animal cruelty and neglect were found and prosecuted.

The RSPCA Queensland call centre responded to 354,000 calls, and our Animal Ambulances attended over 31,000 call-outs for sick and injured animals - pets and wildlife.

Over 5,000 volunteers across Queensland gave up 519,415 hours of their time to assist in a range of roles, from animal handlers to ambulance drivers and call centre operators.

Over 7,700 pets were placed in temporary foster homes thanks to members of the public signing up to become foster carers for pets in need.

Some of our big stories from 2018:

Despite the generous team at BVSC donating their time and offering discounted physio treatments, surgery and materials; caring for Evie to ensure she could have a brighter future, was still costly. So RSPCA Qld put out a call for donations with a goal of raising $15,000 to help with some of Evie’s veterinary care costs, plus all of her onsite and foster care needs seen to. Currently, there has been $27,220 raised but sadly her care costs far exceeded expectations and reached over $30,000. However it was amazing to see Evie happy and healthy and the love, care and generosity from the community and all of those who donated above and beyond to assist in nursing Evie back to full health.

Evie received great support due to her injuries

Our Inspectors executed 11 warrants in relation to cockfighting, seizing 186 fowl and numerous cockfighting paraphernalia.

RSPCA Queensland Inspectors

Without your support, none of this would have been possible. It costs over 50 million for RSPCA Queensland to run our services, and as less than 5% of that we receive in government funding, meaning we rely on community donations to ensure we can care for as many animals as possible.

We appreciate every little bit of support and hope 2019 is an even better year for animal welfare!

If you’d like to help RSPCA Queensland this year, there are many ways that you can make a difference. Why not make 2019 the year to volunteer, become a foster carer, donate, adopt, attend an RSPCA event, or get your company on board to support our cause? The ways you can help animals have a brighter future, is endless.

Sam Morris
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