The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is celebrating 150 years of animal welfare advocacy in Australia.

To celebrate, Australia Post has released a series of five stamps that represent the RSPCA’s mission and practice of research, shelter, protection, certification, and advocacy.

Michael Zsolt, Group Manager Philatelic, Australia Post, said the RSPCA deserves to be celebrated for its tireless work towards preventing animal cruelty.

“The RSPCA’s long history of advocating for animal welfare issues is something all Australians are proud of,” Zsolt said.

“The stamp designs really show the breadth of the RSPCA’s work across companion animals, farm animals, animals in sport, recreation and industry, and wildlife.”

Richard Mussell Chief Executive Officer, RSPCA Australia, said the stamps were a fitting addition to the 150th anniversary commemorations.

“These stamps are a wonderful opportunity to reflect on our great breadth of work and what has been achieved in what is an important milestone year for us.”

The stamps and associated products, including a minisheet, stamp pack, first day cover and maxicard set, are on sale from participating Post Offices, via mail order on 1800 331 794, and online while stocks last.