15.5 C
Byron Shire
April 19, 2021

Yay for the RSPCA 146 today!

Latest News

Coalition ‘hellbent’

Mat Morris, Bangalow The NSW coalition seems to be hellbent on outdoing their federal counterparts when it comes to the denigration...

Other News

Step up, Ben

Martin Corben, Lennox Head With the cancellation of Bluesfest now would be a good time for the NSW state government’s...

Byron and Ballina secure funds from Coastal and Estuary Grants

A coastal hazard assessment study and a coastal management program will be funded as the NSW Government announces over $100,000 for Byron and Ballina Shire Councils under the 2020-21 Coastal and Estuary Grants Program.

Councillors move to create alternative housing market

Byron Council is aiming to make 10 per cent of local housing genuinely affordable within the space of a decade, under a brave and ambitious plan to implement a Community Land Trust (CLT) model across the Shire.  

Holiday letting policy adopted by NSW govt

New state rules on short-term holiday lets (STHL) for NSW, announced late last week, won’t be introduced to the Byron Shire until as late as February next year, as the local housing crisis intensifies.

Electricity ‘fun facts’

Anonymous, Ballina I’m surprised that a part of David Lowe’s online article of March 15 slipped under the fact-check radar (‘Tamara Smith...

Hippie fools

Edward Kent, Suffolk Park So, have the ‘hippie’ hipsters of Byron Bay figured out how the new global establishment party at...

To celebrate the big 146, RSPCA NSW have released a cuter than cute video to thank supporters, staff and volunteers across the state for their hard work, dedication and collaborative efforts.

Today commemorates 146 years of RSPCA NSW’s mission to protect and serve all creatures great and small.

Over the past year 30,000 animals with nowhere else to turn came through RSPCA doors for vital veterinary care, food and a warm bed, and the chance for a new life.

RSPCA NSW inspectors investigated over 15,000 cruelty complaints and supporters and donors raised a whopping $485,000 for the RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2019.

They say their job does not stop at animals – they believe behind every animal is a human being who needs guidance, encouragement and help. We have and provided education programs to schools and veterinary services to disadvantaged communities across the state.

They receive less than two per cent of our funding from the government and rely almost entirely on the goodwill of our loyal supporters and like-minded members of the community.

Supporters passion for helping animals in need has kept the RSPCA going for 146 years. We could not do what we do without the hard work, dedication and collaborative efforts of our supporters, staff and volunteers.

Did you know you can pledge your birthday to RSPCA NSW? Your generous support will ensure your birthday is memorable by making a lifesaving difference to animals in need.

By asking for donations in lieu of gifts for your next birthday, you will allow RSPCA NSW to continue vital work helping neglected, abandoned and surrendered animals for the years ahead.



Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

An insult, Poppa

From what I can understand, Poppa Veet Mayo’s letter seems to imply that this latest COVID scare is a government conspiracy (yes, another one). To...

Upgrades for Lighthouse Parade in Ballina

One of the showcase areas of Ballina is about to get a safety and aesthetic upgrade, with the Lighthouse Parade Pedestrian Precinct and Road Safety Project commencing soon.

Arakwal chemicals

David Gilet, Byron Bay I have long been dismayed by the use of Glyphosate by Parks & Wildlife in Arakwal National Park. I am particularly dismayed by...

Hanging points

Jo Faith, Newtown Many thanks to The Echo for printing ex-magistrate David Heilpern’s remarkable article articulating the ongoing tragic situation surrounding Deaths in Custody in NSW...