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RSPCA PNG – Helping all creatures great and small

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) in Papua New Guinea is a non-profit organisation tasked at safeguarding the well being of all creatures.

What does RSPCA do?

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RSPCA runs the only private veterinary clinic and provides a home to abandoned, mistreated, and neglected animals in PNG.

Every attempt is made to restore the health of these animals, in order for them to be placed in a home that will provide them with a caring environment.

The NCDC Dog Pound is also run by RSPCA and takes sick and stray dogs off the streets and from villages bi-weekly. Where possible the dogs they take in are nursed back to health.

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RSPCA protects animals that are mistreated, by pursuing reported cases of animal cruelty, and where necessary prosecute offenders under Part IV of the Animal Act.

A campaign launched by RSPCA is focused on raising awareness about animal cruelty prevention and the importance of animal care with local school children being the initial target audience.

Educating the public about the importance of de-sexing their pets is their next major agenda. What is hoped to be achieved by this would be a reduction in the number of stray dogs and the adequate care of a pet’s needs.

However, funding for any non-profit organisation is always a barrier towards making any real change.

How can you help?

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Join The Royal Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Papua New Guinea Inc. and promote the work and policies of the RSPCA in you communities and help prevent cruelty towards animals.

The annual membership fee for individuals is K15, families pay K20 and junior membership (for children under the age of 16) is free.

Download the RSPCA Membership Application form here.

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Donations in cash of any amount or in kind are always a huge help.

Volunteer. The RSPCA of PNG runs a volunteer program and those interested assist with cleaning the kennels, feeding and bathing the animals and taking the animals out for their daily exercise.

Check out the RSPCA of PNG facebook page to read about Hanua Norman, a 14 year old volunteer from Gaire who spends his time as a volunteer with RSPCA.

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Adopt a pet. The RSPCA also runs an adoption program for the animals that have been surrendered, abandoned or rescued.

All the animals that are approved for adoption are vaccinated, de-wormed, clinically checked and will be neutered before they are released to a new home.

Check out the RSPCA website for more information about the pets you can adopt, or contact:

Phone:  325 2363

Fax:        325 6833

Mobile: 7196 0436

Email: rspca@rspca.org.pg

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