Animal shelter’s $29m transformation

ALMOST 50 years after joining then Premier Sir Robert Askin to open the RSPCA Yagoona Shelter, former president and treasurer Graham Brown was “blown out of the water” by what he saw when he returned for the opening of its multi-million dollar upgrade last month.

Mr Brown was among the special guests at the opening of the new $29 million state-of-the-art Sydney Adoption and Education Centre, officially opened by patron and Premier Dominic Perrottet.
The upgrade has been 10 years in the making and includes acoustic-controlled kennels, hydronic underfloor heating, environmental enrichment mechanisms in the design, and facilities to host veterinary, staff and volunteer training, community events, and school education programs to benefit future generations by educating them on animal welfare.
RSPCA NSW CEO Steve Coleman said the upgrade was jointly funded by the NSW Government and “RSPCA NSW’s community of animal lovers”.
“The centre will serve to care for the state’s most vulnerable animals, help us rehabilitate them, find their forever homes, and educate the next generation so we can create a society who treat all creatures with kindness and compassion,” he said.
Each year RSPCA NSW manages the veterinary treatment, care, rehabilitation and rehoming of almost 45,000 cats, dogs, horses, livestock and other animals.
Canterbury-Bankstown Mayor Khal Asfour said he’s proud that our City is home to the biggest RSPCA Centre in the state and thanked Mr Coleman and all the staff for their dedication to caring for the animals.
Animal lovers, neighbours, friends, families, the community at large are welcome to visit RSPCA NSW, meet the animals, adopt or foster care, volunteer, donate, and be a part of creating a better future. Details: