The Royal Queensland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty was the new name given to The Queensland Society for Prevention of Cruelty, in 1955. This was in response to the society receiving the Royal Warrant. The aim of the society was to prevent cruelty to animals and protect neglected children and neglected aged people. The organisation ended its involvement with children and the elderly in the mid 1970s.
The last report of the involvement of the Royal Queensland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty with the protection of children was contained in the Annual Report of the RQSPC 1975-1976. It read:
Due to the progress which has been made in recent years by the State govt in the development of social welfare, neglected children are looked after by social welfare officers of the Department of Children's Service. In the case of neglect of aged persons the health dept now accepts this responsibility so that when our Society receives complaints with regard to neglect or cruelty to either young or old, it investigates them and where necessary refers them to the Department concerned.
1876 - 1892 Queensland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
1892 - 1955 Queensland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
1955 - 1981 Royal Queensland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
1981 - Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Queensland
Prepared by: Lee Butterworth
Created: 26 November 2012, Last modified: 14 March 2013