Animal Welfare Matters

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Animal Welfare Matters

Most Western Australians are worried that not enough is being done about animal welfare. If you’re one of them, please let Government know that we need more help.

RSPCA WA needs $5 million a year from the WA Government over the next four years.

That’s around $2 per person per year in this State. $2 is a small price to pay...

Our business is booming. We wish it wasn't.

The RSPCA is one of the best-known and respected community services in Western Australia.  We know that’s because of the critically important work we do to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals. And while it’s gratifying to have the respect and affection of the community – and to be in such overwhelming demand – we wish it wasn’t so.

  • We wish we there wasn’t such a need for animals to be rescued from cruelty, abuse, starvation and neglect.
  • We’d be happy if our shelters weren’t overrun with abandoned pets and social media wasn’t overrun with gut-wrenching photos of frightened animals in pain; where “don’t gift animals” wasn’t a campaign every Christmas.
  • We’d rest easier if inhumane farming practices for chickens, cows, sheep and pigs were a thing of the past.
  • We’d sleep better at night if Australia’s native birds and animals weren’t being wiped from the face of the planet.1

But that isn’t the case. Our business is booming.

In 2019-20, we answered 15,000 cruelty calls, investigated almost 7000 incidents, cared for 2000 rescued and abandoned animals, rehomed over 1000 animals, delivered education to more than 900 school children, and performed 5600 vet consultations and 690 sterilisation surgeries. That is on top of our fundraising, training, foster and volunteer programs.2

And it isn’t nearly enough. Our resources are stretched to breaking point and rural and remote communities are underserviced. It is heart-breaking but it means some animals have to go without our help.

We urgently need to ramp up action on animal welfare in this State and expand the reach of the RSPCA.

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1. Why is Australia a global leader in wildlife extinctions? Sydney Morning Herald, 20 July 2020.

2. RSPCA WA Annual Report 2019-20