The RSPCA Rescue Run will take place between 18 to 31 October this year, with animal lovers urged to run or walk 56 km to help animals in need.

Participants are urged to complete the 56 km to recognise the 56,000 animal cruelty complaints the RPSCA receives nationally each year, and to show solidarity with the RPSCA inspectors who are out on the road evert day educating on responsible pet ownership and rescuing animals who have been subjected to cruelty.

Ben Wilheim, Community Fundraising Manager of RSPCA NSW, said RSPCA NSW is the largest animal enforcement unit in the country.

“Our inspectorate plays a vital role in the protection and welfare of thousands of helpless animals, each year. Rescue Run is a unique opportunity to directly give back to our inspectors, who selflessly provide support to the humans and animals who need it most.”

Every dollar raised will make a difference to the lives of animals that come into the care of RSPCA NSW.

  • $35 can provide a kennel, bath, and meals for a neglected dog that has been rescued.
  • $55 can help pay for the transport of animals to shelters to increase their chance of being adopted.
  • $100 can help keep an Inspectors on the road fighting animal cruelty.

“Although the Rescue Run target of 56km over a two-week period might sound intimidating, when you break it down, the daily average is only 4km per day.  We encourage anyone who wants to get their body moving in the fresh air this spring, whilst supporting a very special cause, to sign up to run to the rescue today.” 

To register for the RSPCA Rescue Run, please visit

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