Higgins Woman Found Guilty After RSPCA ACT Seized Dog with Chain Embedded in Throat
Higgins resident, Hena Felila, was found guilty last week for failure to take reasonable steps to provide an animal with appropriate treatment for injury and the confinement of an animal in a way that caused injury to an animal.
For the third year running, RSPCA ACT has recorded yet another record breaking year! The animal welfare figures for 2015/16 demonstrate the organisation’s continued efforts and commitment to improve animal welfare across the Territory.
Today, RSPCA ACT and seven local vets have started the second annual “Frisky Tom” campaign. The campaign aims to desex 1,500 cats over a three-year period with the goal of reducing the unwanted cat population in the ACT.
Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson has stated that the Canberra Liberals would not ban Greyhound Racing in the ACT without an independent inquiry. This announcement comes despite evidence presented by RSPCA ACT to the government showing that over 90% of trainers are NSW based with links to the live baiting scandal amongst other animal welfare concerns.
For the second year in a row RSPCA ACT is implementing our ‘Frisky Tom’ campaign. The campaign aims to desex 1,500 cats over a three-year period with the goal of reducing the unwanted cat population in the ACT.
Why is this so exciting?
RSPCA ACT and participating vet clinics will offer FREE desexing to cat owners who hold a current Centrelink or DVA Gold Card, and live within the ACT or bordering NSW communities including Jerrabomberra, Queanbeyan, Googong and Karabar.
It has just been announced that the ACT Government will follow New South Wale’s lead and ban Greyhound Racing in the Territory.
NSW Premier Mike Baird announced earlier today that the NSW Government would end the practice on the 1st July 2017. All eyes were now on the ACT Government and the future of the industry in the Canberra region.
At 4pm they released a statement declaring their intentions of developing processes to end the practice, “There is no future for this industry in the ACT”.
In response to widespread criticism and illegal activities, NSW Premier Mike Baird has announced a state-wide ban on the Greyhound Racing Industry. All eyes are now on the ACT Government for how they will respond.
The Special Commission of Inquiry into Greyhound Racing opened Pandora's box on the disturbing realities of the industry and the complete disregard for the lives of animals.
The report revealed the mass slaughter of greyhounds, the use of "live baiting", and the "systemic deception of the public concerning the numbers of deaths and injuries of dogs."
A local Isabella Plains man, Bryan Bell has plead guilty and been sentenced in the ACT Magistrates Court for abusing and failing to provide shelter for two dogs
RSPCA ACT Inspectors attended a house in Isabella Plains after a complaint relating to the condition of two dogs. At the time it was raining heavily, cold and windy when Inspectors sighted a female Pitbull named Honey and a male Pitbull named Hank tethered by a wire to the clothesline with no shelter and surrounded by faeces.