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About this campaign

Why is RSPCA asking for money?

RSPCA WA is a non-government, independent charity.

We rely on donations and community support to generate more than 90% of the funds required to carry out our work protecting animals from cruelty and neglect.

Sadly we know that there are many more animals across WA that are suffering because our state is so large. With more money, we will be able to do more to stop animal cruelty.

We are asking people to donate to help stop animal cruelty. This will go towards keeping Inspectors on the roads; operating a 24/7 Cruelty Hotline for people to report cruelty to; providing shelter and veterinary services to rescued animals; rehabilitating neglected and abused animals; and providing outreach services in communities where we know Animal Cruelty is a problem.

Why are these images so graphic?

The images used are actual cases of animal cruelty reported to the RSPCA here in WA. They are shocking, and we know they may be difficult to look at.

The truth is that animal cruelty is a reality throughout WA and some people may not be aware of this.

We believe that in showing what our Inspectors must deal with on a daily basis, it will make our request for support very real.

What happened to Banjo and his owners?

Thanks to generous donations received from people like you, Banjo was able to receive the best care possible. He was treated by a local vet before coming to the RSPCA Animal Care Centre in Malaga.

He started gaining weight with just a normal diet of nutritious food. When his condition stabalised, he was placed with an experienced horse foster carer where he made a full recovery.

His owner was prosecuted. She was found guilty of three charges of cruelty to animals, and sentenced to an Intensive Supervision Order and 100 hours of Community Service. She is prohibited from being in charge of horses for three years, and Banjo was forfeited to The Crown.

Banjo was adopted and now enjoys a normal life. He has bonded with his new owners and enjoys riding with her.

About my donation

How will my donation help?

Every donation received by RSPCA will go towards the resources we need to stop animal cruelty in our community.

Donations received will help keep Inspectors on the roads, purchase necessary vehicles, equipment and supplies they need to rescue animals. Your donations help to cover veterinary services, and rehabilitation costs for rescued animals. Your donations also help to supply food, equipment and medicines for foster carers to care for animals during their recovery. With your help, we can raise awareness in the community about ways to prevent and report animal cruelty.

How much of my donation actually goes towards rescuing animals?

The simple answer is the whole lot.

We are appealing so we can raise funds so we can do more to Stop Animal Cruelty.

Stopping animal cruelty takes the dedication and expertise of a wide range of people and resources to get the job done.

Inspectors undergo specialist training before they are qualified for rescuing animals and need equipment and vehicles so they can respond.

Our veterinary team will also need resources to treat and rehabilitate the animals saved. Inspectors also need to travel to communities where we know there is a problem with animal cruelty, and work with the community to raise awareness.

We also need to rehabilitate and rehome animals, and that all costs money. It’s a big job, but together we can do more to make sure animals’ lives are saved.

Why does RSPCA WA need public donations?

RSPCA WA is a non-government, independent charity.

We rely on donations and community support to generate more than 90% of the funds required to carry out our work protecting animals from cruelty and neglect.

Our annual operating expenses are in excess of $10M annually. Each year we receive a grant from the State Government which is funding tied specifically to some Inspectorate activities and also to run education activities on companion animals. It currently costs more than $2M annually to mobilise our Inspectorate team. The cost of treating and rehabilitating the rescued animals at our Animal Care Centre is in addition to this. Each year this figure is increasing along with the number of investigations the small team is needed to attend.

Sadly we know that there are many more animals across WA that are suffering because our state is so large and we simply don’t have enough resources to reach them all.

We are asking people to donate to help stop animal cruelty. This will go towards keeping Inspectors on the roads; operating a 24/7 Cruelty Hotline for people to report cruelty to; providing shelter and veterinary services to rescued animals; rehabilitating neglected and abused animals; and providing outreach services in communities where we know Animal Cruelty is a problem.

About RSPCA WA

How many animals do you help each year?

In 2018-19, RSPCA WA received over 21,000 calls to our 24-hour Animal Cruelty Hotline – that’s almost 60 calls per day.

Our team of Inspectors investigated 6,417 complaints, including concerns about livestock, domestic animals, wildlife and animals in sport and recreation. Over the same period, 1,104 animals were rehomed and many more were recovering with foster carers.

The work that we do positively impacts on the lives of over 60,000 animals every year, through working with owners to educate them on better pet care; visiting schools to talk to children about the importance of animal welfare; and going into communities where we know animal cruelty is a problem, and helping people who might be experiencing financial difficulty to look after their pets.

Where can I report animal cruelty?

If you witness an act of animal cruelty, we encourage you to call RSPCA WA’s 24 hour Cruelty Hotline on 1300 CRUELTY (1300 278 358).

RSPCA relies on members of the community to report acts of animal cruelty and neglect.

How many RSPCA locations are there in Australia?

RSPCA WA has an Animal Care Centre which is located at 108 Malaga Drive, Malaga.

In Australia, there are eight state and territory Societies, which are members of RSPCA Australia. They are:

1. RSPCA ACT
2. RSPCA Darwin Regional Branch
3. RSPCA New South Wales
4. RSPCA Queensland
5. RSPCA South Australia
6. RSPCA Tasmania
7. RSPCA Victoria
8. RSPCA Western Australia

Why does RSPCA WA need public donations?

RSPCA WA is a non-government, independent charity.

We rely on donations and community support to generate more than 90% of the funds required to carry out our work protecting animals from cruelty and neglect.

Our annual operating expenses are in excess of $10M annually. Each year we receive a grant from the State Government which is funding tied specifically to Inspectorate activities and also to run education activities on companion animals. It currently costs more than $2M annually to mobilise our Inspectorate team. The cost of treating and rehabilitating the rescued animals at our Animal Care Centre is in addition to this. Each year this figure is increasing along with the number of investigations the small team is needed to attend.

Sadly we know that there are many more animals across WA that are suffering because our state is so large and we simply don’t have enough Inspectors and resources to reach them all.

So we are asking people to donate to help stop animal cruelty. This will go towards keeping Inspectors on the roads; operating a 24/7 Cruelty Hotline for people to report cruelty to; providing shelter and veterinary services to rescued animals; rehabilitating neglected and abused animals; and providing outreach services in communities where we know Animal Cruelty is a problem.

About Animal Welfare Issues

Where can I find out more about RSPCA WA’s position on animal welfare issues?

Information about animal welfare issues in Western Australia can be found on our website at www.rspcawa.asn.au.

What are the penalties for cruelty to animals?

Under the Animal Welfare Act (2002), penalties for cruelty to animals may include a fine of up to $50,000; imprisonment for up to five years; and prohibition from owning or being in contact with animals.

Who do I call to report lost or stray animals?

Stray animals fall under the responsibility of your local shire. If you find a healthy and uninjured stray, please contact your local shire ranger services.

If you witness an act of animal cruelty, we encourage people to call RSPCA WA’s 24 hour Cruelty Hotline on 1300 278 3589 ( 1300 CRUELTY).

RSPCA relies on members of the community to report acts of animal cruelty and neglect.

Contact Us

To Donate, call 08 9209 9311

RSPCA WA

108 Malaga Drive
PO Box 3147
Malaga WA 6944

Hours of business:
Monday – Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Tel: 08 9209 9300
Email: rspca@rspcawa.asn.au
Visit: www.rspcawa.asn.au