At RSPCA Qld, we recognise that every animal is unique, and has unique needs. That’s why we’ve been actively working with rescue groups throughout Queensland for many years. Our network of 120 rescue groups take on animals that are not ready for adoption for various reasons, or those that require specialised care due to age, medical or behavioural concerns. They are also invaluable when our Care Centres are at full capacity, and play a vital role in helping us to achieve our goal of a zero euthanasia rate for healthy animals.

An example of what can be achieved when rescue groups work together in promoting the adoption of rescue animals is our annual Big Adopt Out event. At the 2018 Big Adopt Out, 20 rescue groups came together to find homes for dogs of all breeds, sizes, colours and ages. As a result, 296 dogs and cats found their forever home on the day.