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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 in the appeal are actual cases of animal cruelty reported to the RSPCA here in WA. They are shocking, and we know they are very 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.

Why is RSPCA WA spending money on marketing instead of rescuing more animals?

Animal cruelty is a crime. No one wants to see an animal suffer when something can be done. By mailing as many households as we can in WA and asking for a donation, we can make a significant difference to the lives of so many more neglected and suffering animals.

RSPCA WA has a loyal group of caring and generous donors; however demands on our services continue to grow so we need to find more people who care and wish to donate so we can do more to save more animals. We already do this every single day, and with the generous support of people like you, we will be able to reach more animals.

About my donation

How will my donation help?

Every donation received by RSPCA will go towards the resources we need to achieve our goal of getting more Inspectors on the road and stopping animal cruelty.

Donations received will help employ and train Inspectors, purchase necessary vehicles, equipment and supplies they need to rescue animals, cover veterinary services, and rehabilitation costs for rescued animals. Inspectors will also be able to raise awareness in communities 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.

There is a lot to this to bring it together and stopping animal cruelty takes the dedication and expertise of a wide range of people and resources to get the job done.

To do that our Inspectors undergo specialist training before they are qualified for rescuing animals and we will need to purchase equipment and maintain vehicles so they can respond.

With more Inspectors rescuing more animals, our veterinary team will also need more resources to treat and rehabilitate the animals they save. 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 more 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?

Last financial year, RSPCA WA received 19,061 calls to our 24-hour Animal Cruelty Hotline, or just over 50 calls per day.

Our team of Inspectors investigated 6,057 complaints, including concerns about livestock, domestic animals, wildlife and animals in sport and recreation. Over the same period, 1,095 were rehomed and many more were recovering with foster carers.

The work that we do positively impacts on the lives of over 10,000 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 6945

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

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