Horrendous Week of Cruelty Continues As Two Dogs Found Mutilated

Horrendous Week of Cruelty Continues As Two Dogs Found Mutilated

RSPCA WA Inspector in Kalgoorlie is responding to a report received last night from a man who returned home in the afternoon to find two dead dogs in his yard on McLaren St in Boulder.

A small young-looking dog was found disembowelled. A larger dog was found dead, and had apparently been beaten.

The dogs do not belong to the man, and he has not seen the dogs around the neighbourhood before.

If anyone who was in the area around McLaren St or along Johnston St yesterday saw or heard anything, we urge you to call the RSPCA Cruelty Hotline on 1300 CRUELTY (278 3589) – any information, no matter how small it may seem, could be useful.

The RSPCA Inspector in Kalgoorlie will be investigating.

RSPCA WA released disturbing data this week about an alarming increase in the number of violent animal cruelty reports in the past year. Malicious beating/wounding reports were up 73% and reports of tormenting were up 67% compared to 2016-17.

The two dogs are yet to be identified. If your dogs are missing and you think these could be them, please call the RSPCA Cruelty Hotline.

Comments attributed to RSPCA WA Chief Inspector Amanda Swift:

“Yet another senseless act of intentional cruelty has been reported just a day after a report of a mutilated dog in Mandurah. We should all be concerned about the violent nature of these incidents – the people who have done this need to be found and held accountable.

“I urge anyone who was in the Johnston St area yesterday and may have seen anything out of place to please come forward and let us know. We need to put an end to this truly horrible trend in violence inflicted on defenceless animals in WA.”



  • Lissa Kosovich:

    29 Jun 2018 19:54:35

    So sorry to read this horrible and shocking news of two dogs deaths in Boulder/Kalgoorlie. Just a thought, could it have been a kangaroo attack? The internet info states: Their hind legs can disembowel opponents such as other kangaroos or other animals so they should be considered dangerous to people on foot, especially if they are approaching the animal too closely or scare it by accident. Kick-Boxing. Kangaroos can leap up to 25 feet in a single bound, and they won’t hesitate to use that formidable leg strength in a fight. During a “boxing” bout, a kangaroo can actually balance his entire body on his tail, kicking forward with his powerful legs.
    No doubt the truth will come out and if a human has done this then hopefully caught and prosecuted.
    Lissa Kosovich

Leave a comment