Archive of: Education

Warning for Pet Owners Following Spate of Backyard Pet Baiting

21 September 2017

Warning for Pet Owners Following Spate of Backyard Pet Baiting

RSPCA WA has received a number of reports of animal baiting around Perth and regional areas. RSPCA WA is warning owners to keep an eye on their pets, and reminding people that baiting is a criminal offence with serious consequences.

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RSPCA WA Statement: Information relating to Dog Attacks

03 August 2017

RSPCA WA Statement: Information relating to Dog Attacks

RSPCA WA understands that people might be concerned about what to do if they are attacked by a dog. Dog attacks occur for a variety of reasons, and breed alone is not a reliable predictor of aggressive behavior.

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GOVERNMENT GRANT A LIFELINE FOR PETS IN CRISIS

26 July 2017

GOVERNMENT GRANT A LIFELINE FOR PETS IN CRISIS

RSPCA WA welcomes today’s announcement by the Minister for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence, the Hon Simone McGurk MLA, of a one-off funding commitment of $100,000 by the WA Labor Government to support the organisation’s Pets in Crisis trial program.

The Pets in Crisis program offers a temporary home for pets from households experiencing family and domestic violence while their owner seeks refuge or temporary accommodation of their own, helping to alleviate some of the logistical stress of removing themselves and their loved ones from a dangerous home environment.

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RABBIT OWNERS URGED TO VACCINATE AGAINST NEW VIRUS STRAIN AHEAD OF PLANNED NATIONWIDE RELEASE IN MARCH

23 February 2017

RABBIT OWNERS URGED TO VACCINATE AGAINST NEW VIRUS STRAIN AHEAD OF PLANNED NATIONWIDE RELEASE IN MARCH

RSPCA WA is urging rabbit owners to take their pet to the vet before March 1 to discuss vaccination options and other precautionary measures ahead of the planned release of a new strain of the Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus – known as RHDV1-K5.

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Join our next Community Action Day in Mandurah

02 February 2017

Join our next Community Action Day in Mandurah

Come along to our next Community Action Day at Rushton Park, Mandurah on Wednesday 15th February from 1pm til 3pm.

Discuss your pet’s health with our friendly team and take home some goodies - including free pet food & treatments for your pet.

Bring your best mate along for a free vet check and a play date with other local pooches.

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NEW SCHEME TO SUPPORT PET OWNERS AFFECTED BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

16 January 2017

NEW SCHEME TO SUPPORT PET OWNERS AFFECTED BY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

RSPCA WA is trialing a new scheme offering practical support to pet owners who are living in a domestic violence household.

Through a network of dedicated foster carers, RSPCA WA will temporarily care for victims’ pets while they find alternative housing, and is calling for those interested in becoming a foster carer for the scheme to register their interest - to support the scheme’s viability and see it established as a permanent, long-term service.

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RSPCA ‘DUMBFOUNDED’ BY IGNORANT DOG OWNERS FOLLOWING MORE CASES OF DOGS IN HOT CARS

04 January 2017

RSPCA ‘DUMBFOUNDED’ BY IGNORANT DOG OWNERS FOLLOWING MORE CASES OF DOGS IN HOT CARS

RSPCA WA is urging dog owners to listen to its warning about leaving their dog in a car on a hot day, following a number of new incidents and continual reports to its cruelty line.

Despite widespread publicity in recent years about the dangers of leaving a dog in a hot car, people are ignorantly still putting their dog’s health and life at risk.

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MAKE THIS CHRISTMAS A HAPPY CHRISTMAS FOR YOUR PETS

22 December 2016

MAKE THIS CHRISTMAS A HAPPY CHRISTMAS FOR YOUR PETS

RSPCA WA is reminding pet owners to think about their animals this Christmas, and to consider the impact of the festivities on their beloved pets, while celebrating with loved ones.

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ENDING IRRESPONSIBLE DOG BREEDING A WA ELECTION PRIORITY FOR RSPCA WA

20 December 2016

ENDING IRRESPONSIBLE DOG BREEDING A WA ELECTION PRIORITY FOR RSPCA WA

Ending irresponsible dog breeding is one of five key animal welfare issues on which the RSPCA plans to campaign in the lead up to the WA State Election in March 2017.

RSPCA WA President, Lynne Bradshaw, said the organisation aimed to get support on the issue from all political parties contesting the election, with WA Labor first to get on board.

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RSPCA welcomes whip ban in harness racing

10 December 2016

RSPCA welcomes whip ban in harness racing

The RSPCA has today welcomed the landmark decision by Harness Racing Australia to ban the use of the whip in racing from 1 September 2017.

RSPCA Australia CEO Heather Neil said the removal of whips from harness racing will go a long way towards protecting harness racing horses from unnecessary and unjustified pain and distress.

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