A huge community ground swell of support for a new RSPCA Animal Care Campus at Glenthorne Farm is grabbing the attention of our local leaders, with SA Best candidate for Davenport Karen Hockley announcing her support for RSPCA’s vision.
If successful in the upcoming election, Ms Hockley has publicly confirmed she will lobby the new Government to provide the $5 million in funding and land RSPCA requires at Glenthorne Farm.
“This is an excellent proposal that will enable the RSPCA to modernise how they work with the community to re-home pets and prevent cruelty to animals,” Ms Hockley said.
“The new facility will create needed jobs in the south as well as provide a great home base for the RSPCA.”
So far, nearly 6,000 people have signed RSPCA South Australia’s digital petition urging our next elected Government support the Animal Care Campus plan, with another 2,000 hard copy signatures also pouring in.
“We have a target of 10,000 signatures to show our State leaders the critical importance of animal welfare to the community,” said Paul Stevenson, RSPCA South Australia Chief Executive Officer.
“Our Lonsdale shelter is the most out-dated RSPCA facility in Australia and not suited for redevelopment. We have a vision is to develop a purpose-built Animal Care Campus where new education and training programs, and modern facilities, can be introduced to prevent cruelty and neglect to animals, and offer them the best level of care,” he said.
RSPCA South Australia has set its sights on Glenthorne Farm, at O’Halloran Hill in Adelaide’s south, as the potential location for its proposed $20 million new Animal Care Campus. RSPCA South Australia will invest $15 million into this facility, from their own reserves and through
fundraising campaigns. An additional $5 million in funding is being sought from the next elected Government.
RSPCA would require 4 hectares of land – just 2% of Glenthorne Farm’s overall 208 hectares.
For more information, and for RSPCA South Australia’s petition and lobby packs, visit: www.rspcasa.org.au/newdirection