Australia 1971 RSPCA and Animals
- Issue Date : 5th July 1971
- Designed by : Robert Ingpen
- Printed by : Reserve Bank of Australia
- Print Process : Photogravure
- Perforations : 13½
RSPCA Australia (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is an Australian peak organisation established in 1981 to promote animal welfare. Each state and territory of Australia has an RSPCA organisation that predates and is affiliated with RSPCA Australia. The national body is funded in part by the Australian Government but relies on corporate sponsorship, fundraising events and voluntary donations for its income. It describes itself as a "federated organisation made up of the eight independent state and territory RSPCA Societies."
RSPCA Australia defines its purpose as being the leading authority in animal care and protection, and to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.
RSPCA Inspectors are Special Constables, and often attend prosecutions of animal mutilators and abusers. Being Special Constables means that Australian RSPCA Inspectors in some scenarios can act as the equivalent of police officers with some police powers.
- RSCPA Australia Website : http://www.rspca.org.au/