Why does the RSPCA WA euthanise animals? RSPCA WA doesn’t take the issue of euthanasia lightly and does not under any circumstance euthanise any animal on economic grounds. As we do not turn away any animal who is sick or injured we often receive animals who have horrific injuries and in some cases it is kinder for the animal to be euthanised if by keeping it alive means further pain and suffering with no quality of life. Animals who enter our care often have faced serious neglect or may have had horrible things done to them by humans. Because of this, they may have severe trust issues which may manifest into aggression towards other animals or humans. On occasions, animals with severe behavioural issues who pose a risk of harming either another animal or a danger to humans will be euthanised. Employees at the RSPCA love and respect animals and are passionate about animal welfare and do everything possible to rehome suitable animals.