Archive of: 2018

Thornlie Woman Sentenced for Cruelty to Pet Dog

16 October 2018

Thornlie Woman Sentenced for Cruelty to Pet Dog

A Thornlie woman was fined $5000, prohibited from contact with any animal for three years, and is required to pay costs $764.02, after being found guilty for cruelty to her dog, Lily. Lily has made a slow but full recovery.

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Peel Couple Convicted, Fined for Cruelty to Pony

05 October 2018

Peel Couple Convicted, Fined for Cruelty to Pony

A husband and wife from the Shire of Murray were both found guilty of animal cruelty offences in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Wednesday (3 October 2018). They were each fined $4000, and each had legal and care costs of $7000 awarded against them. They have also been banned from being in charge of any horse for a year.

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Local animal welfare heroes recognised by RSPCA WA

04 October 2018

Local animal welfare heroes recognised by RSPCA WA

Four of WA’s most committed animal welfare heroes were recognised by RSPCA WA at a State Awards Presentation on Thursday 4 October.

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Half-Price Adoptions to Help RSPCA WA Clear The Shelter

01 October 2018

Half-Price Adoptions to Help RSPCA WA Clear The Shelter

RSPCA WA is offering all adoptions at half-price this week, in an effort to clear the shelters in preparation for kitten season.

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Call for Information on Man Running Down Emus

20 September 2018

Call for Information on Man Running Down Emus

RSPCA WA is calling for information after receiving a video of a man laughing as he appears to intentionally run down a number of emus. Anyone with information is urged to call RSPCA Cruelty Hotline on 1300 278 3589

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Man Sentenced After Dog Left in Parked Car Dies

11 September 2018

Man Sentenced After Dog Left in Parked Car Dies

A 43 year old man has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and was sentenced in Perth Magistrates Court today. The charge relates to his dog, Bully, a bull mastiff, who died after being left in a parked car in Balga in January this year.

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Merriwa Man Sentenced For Cruelty to Pet Dogs

06 September 2018

Merriwa Man Sentenced For Cruelty to Pet Dogs

A Merriwa man has pleaded guilty to two counts of animal cruelty and was sentenced in Joondalup Magistrates Court on Wednesday, 5 September, 2018. The charges related to his dogs, Max and Marley, who were seized by a RSPCA Inspector in May, 2017.

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Animal Welfare Amendments in WA

21 August 2018

Animal Welfare Amendments in WA

One of the most important issues in animal welfare at the moment is the current discussion about the State’s animal welfare laws. The legislation that covers matters relating to the welfare of animals in all kinds of settings in the community, including farms, saleyards and abattoirs, is the Animal Welfare Act 2002.

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New Australian Saleyards Standards, but not for WA

21 August 2018

New Australian Saleyards Standards, but not for WA

The Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Saleyards and Depots were finalised in February this year but won’t apply to WA without amendments to the Animal Welfare Act.

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Pain relief product can now be used for cattle

21 August 2018

Pain relief product can now be used for cattle

Tri-solfen has been registered as an approved pain-relief drug for use during dehorning and disbudding of beef cattle and dairy cows.

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