Because of all the cruelty cases, and unfortunately there are many, the RSPCA needs to raise funds, and one of their ways of doing this is by having Op Shops which generate these much-needed funds for the organisation to continue operating.
RSPCA WA Op Shops are the perfect place to pick up a bargain, hunt through vintage and second-hand clothing, and all the while knowing that your money is going to a good cause!
Retro, vintage, designer and collectibles available
Now the RSPCA has taken op-shops to a new level – Reloved pre-loved fashion stores offer an alternative for classic and contemporary clothing brands and vintage style quality fashions and collectables which are all at affordable prices.
Designer boots for sale!
Watch this video to learn a bit more about the Fremantle store which opened about 6 months ago.
They have volunteers manning their shops, so all proceeds go towards rescuing and rehabilitating animals in need – "giving them an opportunity to be "Reloved" by a new, furever family".
Quality clothes available
Reloved stores in North Perth, Subiaco and Fremantle offer a great collection of generously donated, high-quality pre-loved items, from contemporary high-street labels and popular brands to classic vintage styles, at prices that can't be beaten.
Reloved op shop
The Western Australian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (now RSPCA WA) was established on 2nd August, 1892 by a reading group of female friends, with a membership fee of one shilling!
The Society was the initiative of a Miss Best, a teacher from the St George's School in Perth, who was joined by Mrs Ethel Burt, Mrs Edith Cowan, Mrs Madeline Onslow and Miss Wigglesworth to form its first committee.
The Governor of the time, Sir William Cleaver Robinson, became Patron of the RSPCA in 1893, and to this day, the State's Governors give their patronage to the Society.
RSPCA WA continues to uphold the original objectives set out by its first committee, and these are to:
Prevent cruelty to animals by enforcing the existing law
Establish further legislation to protect animals
Educate the public in responsible animal care
Recently, a man was sentenced at Armadale Magistrates Court for animal cruelty after he pleaded guilty to charges of neglect of his two elderly dogs. The man was fined $10,000 and received a 10 year ban from owning any animal and was ordered to pay costs of $3,808.
Scooby, a male Kelpie cross and Coda, a male Shepherd cross were found in very poor condition and suffering from a number of serious health problems when discovered at the offender's property. After originally claiming the dogs had wandered onto his property, the offender admitted during investigations, that the dogs were in fact his, and that he knew the dogs were suffering and had been deteriorating for several months.
The dogs were surrendered to RSPCA WA and were rushed to a local vet who recommended the dogs be euthanased immediately due to their level of pain and suffering.