Sometimes you may not be aware that a site visit, or other action, has taken place. You can contact us on 1300 278 358 to confirm that an inspector has visited the property, investigated your report or taken other action. However, please note we will not be able to give you any further details due to legal constraints.

RSPCA WA Inspectors enforce Western Australian Government legislation – the Animal Welfare Act 2002 – which specifies legal definitions of suffering and ill treatment. In some cases these legal definitions can be quite different from what the community accepts as proper standards of animal care. Unfortunately, we have no power to enforce our policies, only the legal requirements of the Act.

Even if we’re unable to take legal action, RSPCA WA Inspectors will always attempt to educate owners and make recommendations about how to better care for their animals.