Support our vision for Glenthorne Farm

To better help animals in South Australia, we’re embarking on a new direction. We must create a visionary new Animal Care Campus, placing education at the core of everything we do. We believe the ideal site for this campus is Glenthorne Farm, at O’Halloran Hill in Adelaide’s south. Please support our vision by signing our petition.

State Environment Minister David Speirs has indicated he is open to our proposal.

With a decision soon to be made on this parcel of land, we have a rare window of opportunity to show South Australia’s leaders that broad community support exists for RSPCA at Glenthorne Farm.

If you feel passionately about animal welfare, please join us in telling Members of Parliament and election candidates that RSPCA belongs at Glenthorne Farm.

A new direction to prevent animal suffering

Since 1875, we have been caring for animals in need. Yet last financial year, our inspectors investigated 4,231 reports of cruelty – an average 12 reports a day.

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 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.

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Glenthorne Farm: an ideal Animal Care Campus location

We feel Glenthorne Farm is a great possibility for RSPCA South Australia, because the site is so visible and accessible to all. We also want to remain in the southern region, where we’ve enjoyed enormous support for more than 30 years.

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

To help our cause right now, all you need to do is sign our petition.

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