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  • Donkey Emergency Fund

    These two little donkeys have already endured so much pain and neglect – and one may even be pregnant.

    Can you help give them the care they so desperately require?

    When their owner passed away, they were left with someone who didn’t know how to give them the care they so desperately needed.  

    Their hoofs became severely overgrown.  A simple trim every couple of months could have spared them years of suffering. Instead, they were forced to live every day in extreme discomfort.

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    Timid and largely left to fend for themselves, these girls were eating whatever grass they could find and getting the occasional bale of hay. Their coats are matted, grooming another simple task forgotten.

    These neglected girls deserve to live the rest of their lives with a family that will give them loads of love, care and attention.

    Their immediate treatment will cost an estimated $2,000 each.

    This includes lengthy treatment to bring their hoofs back to good condition, x-rays, general vet treatment and transport. 

    Will you help cover the cost of their emergency surgery and ongoing care? Please make a donation to their emergency fund today.

    They will be forever grateful.

    Animal Emergency Fund FAQ’s

    • Q: What happens to the funds if more is raised than what is needed?
    • A: If there are any funds leftover after medical treatment is provided to the animal, it will be directed back into the Animal Emergency Fund to help pay for treatment for the many other animals that need our help.
    • Q: What happens to the animals if the fundraising target isn’t reached?
    • A: We are committed to providing the best possible care for all creatures great and small. As a result, we will provide each and every animal with the care and treatment they need even if we aren’t able to reach the total fundraising target.
    • Q: Why can’t RSPCA South Australia pay for this treatment themselves?
    • A: RSPCA South Australia is a non-government, community based charity. We rely on the generous support of the community for 90% of our funding. Without donations from the community, through campaigns such as the Animal Emergency Fund, we simply could not be there for animals in need.
    • Q: Why have some animals already had surgery?
    • A: Sometimes animals come to us with such serious, life-threatening conditions that require immediate treatment. Fundraising for these animals is still just as important as we need recover the funds we spent on the animal’s treatment so we can continue to care for others who need our help.
    • Q: Will you keep my information secure?
    • A: RSPCA South Australia is committed to the protection of your personal information and handles all personal information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) prescribed in the Privacy Act 1988. Our privacy policy explains how RSPCA South Australia collects, uses, discloses and holds your personal information, and your rights of access to the information that we hold about you.
    • Q: Is my gift tax deductible and will I get a receipt for it?
    • A: Yes, any gift over $2 that is made to RSPCA South Australia is tax deductible. You will receive an official receipt emailed immediately to the email address you supplied when making your donation. If you have any further questions or if you haven’t received your receipt, you can also contact us directly on 1300 4 777 22, or send an email to
    • Q: My animal needs surgery and I can’t afford it. Can I add them to this list?
    • A: Unfortunately, no. This website is to raise funds for animals that are in RSPCA South Australia’s care and custody. If you have financial trouble and your pet is in need of medical treatment or surgery, please contact us on 1300 4 777 22 so we can talk to you about your options. It is important that all animals receive the medical treatment they need.
    Amount raised: $270
    Our goal: $4,000
  • Support our vision for Glenthorne Farm

    We know that education is our most powerful tool to reduce animal suffering.

    But our Lonsdale shelter is the most out-dated RSPCA facility of any of the major Australian states, and is not suited for redevelopment. We must create a modern hub for animal welfare, where we educate, engage and empower South Australians in best practice animal care.

    We believe the ideal site for our proposed new Animal Care Campus is Glenthorne Farm, at O’Halloran Hill in Adelaide’s south.

    We would only need 4 hectares of land to realise our vision – just 2% of Glenthorne Farm’s overall 208 hectares.

    With the state election looming, we have a rare window of opportunity to show South Australia’s leaders that broad community support exists for RSPCA at Glenthorne Farm.

    To help our cause right now, please sign our petition.

    Want to know more about our vision? Click here for full details, including downloadable information brochures.

    Signatures: 2903
    Our goal: 10,000
  • Ban bull riding and rodeos

    RSPCA South Australia is shocked and appalled at the catastrophic injury suffered by a bull during a Professional Bullriders Australia event at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. We call on Adelaide Venue Management Corporation (which manages the Centre) to commit to never hosting an inhumane rodeo or bull riding event again. 

    Signatures: 7293
    Our goal: 8,000
  • Heather & Liz

    Become a Guardian Angel for animals just like Heather and Liz this Christmas.

    Amount raised: $150,013
    Our goal: $141,241
  • Lylah's Fund

    Behind Lylah’s gorgeous Amber eyes lies a pain that only a mother can understand. Please read Lylah’s story, and help us honour Lylah and her kitten – the baby she never got a chance to raise.


    Amount raised: $325
    Our goal: $2,500

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