Education: the key to preventing animal cruelty and neglect

RSPCA South Australia currently runs education talks for schools.

We believe education is the key to creating lasting change. Our main aim is to help young people develop responsible and caring behaviour toward animals, preventing animal cruelty and neglect in the long-term.

The 5 Animal Needs Song - RSPCA South Australia
RSPCA South Australia education talks

School education talks

Are you a primary school wanting students to learn more about RSPCA and teach compassion to animals?

We can provide a free one-hour presentation to classes of grades 3 to 7. Students learn the importance of empathy towards animals, the five animal needs (known as the five freedoms) and RSPCA South Australia’s mission and vision to prevent animal cruelty. If you are interested in booking a talk, please email

Note: Unfortunately due to limited resources, we are not currently offering these education talks to preschool students, OSHC or community groups.

RSPCA school projects

School projects

Do you have a question for RSPCA South Australia or need help with a school assignment?

First, please check our comprehensive list of frequently asked questions here for all you need to know about our organisation.

If you need more information for your class or school, please visit RSPCA’s World of Animal Welfare website.

Pet care support

Companion animal programs

Are you experiencing illness or disability and finding caring for your pets difficult?

Companion Animal Programs (CAPS) can help. Run by local councils, these programs match trained volunteers with participants for home visits providing a wide range of pet care services. That includes dog walking, grooming, bathing, administration of medication and transportation to vet appointments.

Find out more here about CAPS programs in your area.