RSPCA shelter gets $12m funding boost

FRESH on the heels of signing a new long term lease, the RSPCA’s Yagoona animal shelter will also now undergo a major upgrade thanks to $12 million in funding announced in Tuesday’s State Government budget.

Situated on Crown land, the recently signed lease gave the RSPCA security over the Yagoona site until 2056, and CEO Steve Coleman said the facility had been the hub of animal welfare, not just for the Sydney basin, but also for the community of NSW.
“This facility is responsible for supporting, educating and helping communities that want to understand more about what an animal will mean for them in their lives,” he said.
“We want this facility to see us through the next few decades and one that helps us promote responsible pet ownership in a positive way.”
Minister for Local Government, Shelley Hancock, says everyone knows the RSPCA does a great job caring for thousands of animals every year.
“So I am proud to commit $12 million to ensure the organisation can renew and expand their adoption facilities at Yagoona,” she said.
Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said each year around 15,000 cats and dogs were adopted through the Yagoona centre which was more than 40 years old.
“The centre provides an invaluable adoption service making sure thousands of animals are well looked after and matched with loving families,” he said.
“With this major expansion, even more furry friends will now be able to find a home.”