Monday, November 4, 2013

RSPCA NSW to formalise partnerships with rescue groups through MOU


As of the October, RSPCA NSW is beginning a process to formalise partnerships with animal rescue groups around the state. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been made available to all rescue groups who are interested in partnering with RSPCA NSW to assist with the rehoming of companion animals.

“For many years we have worked with over 30 animal rescue and welfare groups around the state,” said Steve Coleman, RSPCA NSW CEO. “This process seeks to formalise those partnerships and help facilitate a uniform transfer process of animals from RSPCA’s care to the care of these groups. We also hope to form new partnerships and expand our network, increasing the number of animals that can be rehomed in NSW” Coleman added.

Rescue groups signing the MOU will have access to RSPCA NSW animals for a nominal fee and ownership of those animals will be transferred to the rescue group who are then at liberty to use their own networks and resources to find the most appropriate home for the animal.

All animals transferred to rescue group ownership will leave the RSPCA desexed, vaccinated, microchipped and with a full veterinary health check.

In the last financial year RSPCA NSW cared for 30,080 animals that came through its doors. Of these, 10,799 animals were rehomed and 1,246 were reunited with their owners. RSPCA NSW hopes to increase these figures with the formalisation of these partnerships with rescue groups.

Interested animal rescue groups who would like to receive and review a copy of the MOU are encouraged to contact Executive Manager of Animal Care Services, Brendon Neilly on 02 9770 7555 or email: communitypartners@rspcansw.org.au

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