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Saturday: 9am - 4pm

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Media Releases

All media releases (page 9)

Breakthrough for Animal Welfare: NSW Bans Greyhound Racing

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." RSPCA ACT has been urging the

Isabella Plains Man Pleads Guilty to Bashing 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. Inspectors spoke with a member of the public who said that they had witnessed Mr Bell punching and hitting the

Kambah Woman Pleads Guilty to Starving Two Dogs

A local Kambah resident Kelly Allen pleaded guilty after a number of dogs in her care were found to be starving, dehydrated and in very poor condition by RSPCA ACT Inspectors. On March 10, 2015 RSPCA ACT Inspectors received a complaint about the condition of a number of animals at a Kambah residence. RSPCA ACT Inspectors attended the household where they spoke with Allen about the complaint. Allen allowed Inspectors to access the rear yard where they found two dogs. The female Cattledog Cross, Matilda was quite thin while the Bull Mastiff cross, Bandit was extremely thin with hips, ribs and

Animal Welfare Changes Passed in ACT Legislative Assembly

RSPCA ACT would like to congratulate the ACT Legislative Assembly for changes made to the Animal Welfare in the ACT. Today political parties put aside their differences and came together to prove that the welfare of animals is of paramount importance in the ACT. A unanimous vote for the Animal Welfare Amendment Act 2016 has passed, with RSPCA ACT amongst the organisations that were approached to provide consultation on the changes. “The amendments will better support our Inspectors as they prosecute cases of neglect as well as implement compliance and other enforcement activities. We see this

Kambah owner of three starving dogs sentenced with an 18 months animal ownership ban

A local Kambah resident named Ashley Jansen has been found guilty and was sentenced for three offences under the Animal Welfare Act 1992 for failing to provide appropriate and adequate food for three dogs in her care. During March of 2015, RSPCA ACT Inspectors received a number of complaints in relation to three dogs that were skinny and currently living at a Kambah residence. On 24 March 2015, Inspectors attended the residence where they found the three dogs, a small mixed breed named Crumble, a Jack Russell Terrier named Sue and a Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Pipper living in a small

INSPECTOR CASE: CANBERRA WOMAN FOUND GUILTY OF ANIMAL CRUELTY TOWARDS FIVE DOGS

Local Kambah resident, Stephanie Clarke, 22, has been found guilty in two cases of animal cruelty under the Animal Welfare Act 1992 for failing to provide appropriate and adequate food, exercise, water, shelter as well as failure to take reasonable steps to alleviate pain for some dogs in her care. On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, Stephanie purchased a Pitbull cross named Max from a local Canberra residence after it was sold over ‘Gumtree’ due to his original owners relocating to NSW. From 9 until 22 December the previous owners maintained contact with Stephanie who stated that everything was