What is the Junior Rescue Officer Club?

Young animal lovers now have the chance to make a real difference to the lives of animals in need by becoming an RSPCA South Australia Junior Rescue Officer!

The program aims to encourage and engage young children in animal welfare. Junior Rescue Officers will learn how best to care for their own animals as well as practical ways to support RSPCA South Australia’s team of Animal Rescue Officers and Carers.

When you sign up to become a Junior Rescue Officer you will receive: 

  • An Official Junior Rescue Officer ID card
  • A Paw Points handbook to complete activities throughout the year
  • Certificate upon completion of activites
  • An RSPCA Animania magazine
  • A Junior Rescue Officer bear
  • Three communications with our RSPCA Rescue Officers a year
  • A birthday card

SIGN UP AND WIN!

Sign up as a Junior Rescue Officer before the end of September to go into the draw to WIN one of three double passes to a behind the scenes rescue officer experience. 

Held on Tuesday October 9 from 11am – 2pm at our Lonsdale Shelter Junior Rescue Officers will meet and greet RSPCA Rescue Officers, participate in activities, meet rescued animals and more! 

For full terms and conditions please click here.

Complete your Paw Point activities

Already a Junior Rescue Officer? Remember to complete your Paw Point activities within the year to receive your completion certificate! Once you’re done bring your booklet into an RSPCA location to get it all signed off! 

Remember – these are just suggestions. We can’t wait to see how you complete your Paw Points!

Put out water for animals on a hot day
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Leaving some water out for animals on a hot day can be simple yet lifesaving. You can read more about how you can help animals during hot weather here

Make an enrichment toy for a shelter animal
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Enrichment activites for shelter animals are so important for them! It helps them learn and have fun at the same time.  

You can find some examples of toys you can make here

Tell a friend about what RSPCA does
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This could be as simple as doing a show and tell to your class or telling your neighbours. For something extra challenging ask your school to do a presentation at your school assembly! 

Write or draw a thank you letter for RSPCA volunteers
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RSPCA relies on hundreds of volunteers every year. Whether they walk dogs, or work in our op shops they are all so important. 

Email your letter or drawing to info@rspcasa.org.au

Post your letter or drawing to GPO BOX 2122 Adelaide 5001
(Please address to the Junior Rescue Officer team)

Hold a fundraiser for animals in need
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You can find out more about fundraising for RSPCA here

Here are some fun ideas to get your started:

  • Casual day at school
  • Hold a lemonade stand
  • Bake some cupcakes 
  • Ask your friends and family to make a donation to RSPCA instead of a birthday present
Donate clothes or toys to an RSPCA op shop
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Did you know RSPCA has 7 op shops in Adelaide and all money goes towards animals who need our help! 

Find out more about our op shops and where to donate your clothes or toys here.

Draw a picture for a shelter animal
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RSPCA South Australia cares for 10,000 animals every year. 

You can brighten their day with a drawing that we will display at our shelters.

Email your drawing to info@rspcasa.org.au

Post your drawing to GPO BOX 2122 Adelaide 5001
(Please address to the Junior Rescue Officer team)

Show responsibility for an animal
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There are so many ways you can be responsible for an animal. if you have a pet you can: 

  • Make sure they are part of your family
  • Take your dog for a walk
  • Clean up after them

If you don’t have a pet you can: 

  • Ask a persons permission before approaching an animal
  • Be compassionate about all species of animal
Donate a blanket or can of food 
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Thank you! You are helping an animal in need. 

You can drop your donations to our Head Office or one of our shelters. Find the locations here

Send us a story about how you have helped an animal
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Our Rescue Officers love hearing how you are helping animals in need. 

Email your story to info@rspcasa.org.au

Post your story to
GPO BOX 2122 Adelaide 5001
(Please address to the Junior Rescue Officer team)

 

Not yet a Junior Rescue Officer? 

Joining the club is easy! Download your form below and get your parents or guardians to sign.