Guest Speaker: Matt French – Community Development Manager – RSPCA New South Wales
Matt’s talk will focus on the social work of the RSPCA. Not many people know about this area of the RSPCA’s work, but it is a significant part of their overall strategy. Every animal has a human story and the challenges faced by the animal owners flow on to affect the welfare of their animals. To address this, the RSPCA run an aged care service, a domestic violence service as well as a homeless program. The RSPCA provide accommodation for animals and assist with veterinary care while owners get connected with human welfare services. They run desexing and vaccination initiatives in communities where these services are lacking due to financial and education constraints.