Archive of: Media Releases

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 Board Election Notice
HORRENDOUS 48 HOURS FOR ANIMALS IN WA

24 August 2017

HORRENDOUS 48 HOURS FOR ANIMALS IN WA

Warning this article contains graphic images

It has been a horrendous 48 hours for animals around Western Australia, with concerned members of the community reporting four severe cases of cruelty and neglect around the state to RSPCA WA. In addition to the sad case of Jack, the dog burnt in Geraldton earlier this week, in the last 48 hours Inspectors have had to attend to: A puppy bashing south of Perth An emaciated, injured foal in Bunbury A cat suffering from extreme neglect in Mandurah A badly neglected dog with a severe skin condition in Perth’s northeast

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Sad Update on Jack, the dog burnt in Geraldton

23 August 2017

Sad Update on Jack, the dog burnt in Geraldton

RSPCA WA is sad to advise that Jack, the small dog who was rescued in Geraldton on Tuesday after suffering horrendous burns, has succumbed to his injuries.

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RSPCA WA Statement about dog burnt in Geraldton

22 August 2017

RSPCA WA Statement about dog burnt in Geraldton

RSPCA WA is calling for information relating to a burnt dog in Geraldton overnight.

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RSPCA WA Inspectors Rescue 39 Neglected Animals in One Day

17 August 2017

RSPCA WA Inspectors Rescue 39 Neglected Animals in One Day

In just one day, RSPCA WA Inspectors rescued 39 animals in just two investigations in Perth’s northern suburbs and Collie. The two cases are not related, but demonstrate the challenges faced by RSPCA Inspectors every day.

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RSPCA WA response to fox trap incident at Warwick Open Space

09 August 2017

RSPCA WA response to fox trap incident at Warwick Open Space

The RSPCA acknowledges that, in certain circumstances, it is necessary to manage populations of wild animals or invasive species for a number of reasons, including for the protection and conservation of native wildlife.

When undertaken, the RSPCA believes management activities must use methods that are humane, target-specific, and effective; to reduce suffering and to mitigate the risk to non-target animals.

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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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Toodyay Man Sentenced for Mass Cruelty to Sheep

24 July 2017

Toodyay Man Sentenced for Mass Cruelty to Sheep

Clinton Charles Wheatley was sentenced in Perth Magistrates Court today after pleading guilty to cruelty to sheep on his Toodyay farm in March 2014.

He was fined $50,000 and given a conditional prohibition order.

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