Happy Paws Happy Hearts is made possible through the combined efforts of volunteers, participants, co-founders and Directors

Zoe Black

Zoe Black

Co Founder and Program Director

Graeme Caplen

Graeme Caplen

Co Founder

Brooke Leatham

Program Assistant

Volunteers leading interactions

We have an incredible group of volunteers who were recruited from the University of Queensland School of Psychology.  Each volunteer gives up 4 hours a fortnight to run interactions and improve lives of both the people participating and animals in care at the RSPCA.

Group participants

Our participants provide vital support to animals seeking shelter at the RSPCA by giving them affection, basic training and socialisation skills.  They visit the RSPCA on week days, which is when it is most difficult to find people available to spend time with the animals