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The RSPCA employs eight Animal Welfare Officers (AWOs) based throughout Tasmania, one one full time Prosecutor based in Launceston. The AWOs are appointed by the Minister under the Animal Welfare Act 1993, to enforce the provisions related to animal care and management.
For more on the inspectorate, please click here.
Animal abuse doesn't happen in isolation. It is part of a far bigger problem of violence in our society. Research suggests there is a link between animal abuse, domestic violence, child abuse and aggressive, antisocial behaviour. Teaching children empathy for animals has shown an increase in empathy for humans.
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RSPCA Tasmania´s Animal Bequest Program is a program designed to provide continued love and care for your pet when you are no longer able to do so personally. For more on pet legacies, please click here.
Animal Care Centres
RSPCA Tasmania has three Animal Care Centres around the State, which have been operating in their current locations for several years. The Centres are one of the most visible parts of our operation, offering a lifeline to many abandoned and mistreated animals each year. Each Centre works closely with their local RSPCA Inspectors to care for and rehome strays, and animals that are the victims of cruelty.
For more on our Animal Care Centres, please click here.
Lost and Found
If you have lost your pet, or found someone else's animal, please contact your local Council, Lost Dogs Home or Cat Centre in your area. The Launceston RSPCA Animal Care Centre is the only centre in Tasmania that also operates as the local pound.
For more on Lost and Found, please click here.