Rescue centre hub opens

A NEW $2 million purpose-built rescue centre at Yagoona, will act as a hub for coordinating RSPCA NSW’s State-wide disaster response efforts, housing vital equipment such as vehicles, horse floats, animal trailers and multiple inflatable tents that will allow it to increase its emergency response capacity.

Opening the centre, Premier Chris Minns said it would “be a lifesaving operation, offering a lifeline to animals in the most challenging situations we can’t possibly imagine”.
RSPCA NSW CEO, Steve Coleman, said the opening of the new centre was a momentous day.
“In any emergency, preparedness is key. This centre is pivotal in RSPCA NSW’s disaster relief strategy, ensuring that we can continue to build the resilience of our State when, not if, the next disaster strikes,” he said.
“Over the past few years, NSW has faced a series of unprecedented challenges. From the continued drought which broke into the black summer bushfires, record-breaking floods, and even the devastating mouse plague, our State has been tested in ways we could not have imagined.
“Throughout it all, RSPCA NSW stood shoulder-to-shoulder with local communities, offering support and care to both humans and animals, who lost so much.”
The RSPCA is also recruiting volunteers for its Emergency Response Team, which plays a crucial role in assisting and supporting animals and their pet guardians affected by bushfires and other emergencies in NSW.
To find out more about joining the team, visit