Archive of: 2017

RSPCA RESPONDS TO STABBING DEATH OF DOG IN MIRRABOOKA

18 May 2017

RSPCA RESPONDS TO STABBING DEATH OF DOG IN MIRRABOOKA

“RSPCA WA is obviously shocked, saddened and disgusted to hear about the incident last night in Mirrabooka, where a Labrador dog was stabbed and died. Our thoughts are with the dog’s owner and family.

“The public reaction to this senseless act proves that the community of WA does not tolerate cruelty towards animals.

[read more...]

RSPCA WA LAUNCHES CONFRONTING APPEAL TO GET MORE INSPECTORS ON WA ROADS

08 May 2017

RSPCA WA LAUNCHES CONFRONTING APPEAL TO GET MORE INSPECTORS ON WA ROADS

On Monday 8 May, RSPCA WA will launch the biggest appeal of its 125 year history, asking every household in Western Australia to help put more Animal Welfare Inspectors on WA roads.

Aptly named ‘20for20’ – the appeal will call on every West Australian to chip in $20 to increase the number of RSPCA Inspectors across the State to twenty; almost double the current number of Inspectors covering the whole of WA.

[read more...]

RSPCA WA WELCOMES GOVERNMENT MOVE TO ADOPT LIVESTOCK WELFARE STANDARDS

08 May 2017

RSPCA WA WELCOMES GOVERNMENT MOVE TO ADOPT LIVESTOCK WELFARE STANDARDS

RSPCA WA welcomes the move by the WA Government to raise welfare standards and guidelines for livestock in WA up to a level consistent with the rest of the country.

Not only will this long overdue move lead to better conditions for livestock in WA, it will bring our standards on livestock management including transport more into line with community expectations.

[read more...]

WA ANIMAL LOVERS UNITE IN CHALLENGE TO END ANIMAL CRUELTY

24 April 2017

WA ANIMAL LOVERS UNITE IN CHALLENGE TO END ANIMAL CRUELTY

On Sunday 21 May, thousands of animal lovers across Australia will attend their local RSPCA Million Paws Walk event in a display of unity in the fight against cruelty to animals.

WA’s flagship event – now in its 21st year – will take place at Sir James Mitchell Park in South Perth, with eight regional walks organised at various locations between Geraldton, Albany, and Kalgoorlie.

[read more...]

10 YEAR PROHIBITION FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY COUPLE IN REGIONAL WA

12 April 2017

10 YEAR PROHIBITION FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY COUPLE IN REGIONAL WA

Today two people were sentenced at Merredin Magistrates Court for fourteen animal cruelty offences relating to horses and dogs at a property in South Trayning following an investigation by RSPCA WA Inspectors that commenced in March 2016.

[read more...]

RSPCA WA Inspector Assault

11 April 2017

RSPCA WA Inspector Assault

A RSPCA WA Inspector was treated at Armadale Hospital for injuries suffered after an alleged assault while responding to an animal cruelty report in Cardup yesterday afternoon.

[read more...]

PERTH MAN SENTENCED FOR BACK YARD PET BASHING

06 April 2017

PERTH MAN SENTENCED FOR BACK YARD PET BASHING

This week Mathew Bacich was sentenced after pleading guilty to cruelty to his dog, Bruce, a pug-cross, on 14 September 2016.

The acts of cruelty inflicted upon Bruce were disturbing and deplorable.

[read more...]

‘CHECK MEOWT’: ADOPTION FEES REDUCED TO $49 TO HELP CATS FIND NEW HOMES

03 March 2017

‘CHECK MEOWT’: ADOPTION FEES REDUCED TO $49 TO HELP CATS FIND NEW HOMES

RSPCA WA is reducing adoption fees for all adult cats between Saturday 4th and Sunday 12th March to help them get out of the cattery and into a loving new home.

[read more...]

WA LABOR PLEDGE $2M TO ESTABLISH NEW RSPCA SHELTER SOUTH OF THE RIVER

01 March 2017

WA LABOR PLEDGE $2M TO ESTABLISH NEW RSPCA SHELTER SOUTH OF THE RIVER

WA Labor’s promise of land and $2 million towards establishing a new RSPCA Animal Care Centre in Perth’s southern corridor will help save the lives of thousands more animals every year.

[read more...]

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.

[read more...]