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Nasa was found under a building as a kitten 17 years ago
While promoting our recent national ‘Clear the Shelter’ $29 promotion, we had some concerned supporters reach out to us. They believed that by lowering the prices, we’d motivate people to adopt pets for the wrong reasons including by prompting ‘impulse purchases.’ A few also felt that we were in some way devaluing the animal by this promotion. So why do we, as a national charity with a mission to protect animals, not share the same concerns? In truth, both international research and our local stats prove that such beliefs are actually a myth. To give you some context I’ll share my own

Oakes Estate man pleads guilty to starving six dogs

Darren Hawkes pleaded guilty to failing to provide appropriate and adequate food and water to six dogs in his care. He was sentenced to two 12 month good behaviour orders including nine months of supervision, ordered to pay $100 in court costs and has been disqualified from keeping any animal for two years under section 138A of the Domestic Animals Act 2000 . In 2016, RSPCA ACT Inspectors visited the premises of Mr Hawkes after receiving a complaint regarding the condition of the animals living at the home. Upon arrival, RSPCA ACT Inspectors sighted multiple dogs, all malnourished and with

Are you ‘Ready to Go’?

RSPCA ACT is launching a FREE pet emergency preparation kit called ‘Ready to Go’! Emergencies can strike suddenly and without warning. And with various studies showing that over 60% of Australians owning pets, it’s important to think about what you would do with your furry, feathery and/or scaly family members in emergency situations too. Do you have a plan if you had to evacuate with your pet with little notice? Evacuating your pets is more difficult than just tossing them into the car. Do you have leads, food/water bowls, medical records, medication, microchip numbers, etc? Do you have an

RSPCA ACT continues to reach significant milestones in 2017 for animal welfare

RSPCA ACT has continued to achieve significant animal welfare outcomes in 2017. We received 3,562 domesticated animals in need of our help through the Shelter with another 499 incoming non-native species and injured wildlife. For domestic animals, it was the first year ever that RSPCA ACT has achieved a 90% rehoming rate across all species. Notably, canines reached 94.5% and felines a considerable 90.7%. Significantly, in December 2017 RSPCA ACT recorded a significant milestone of 97.62% of kittens rehomed. A substantial achievement given the delicate disposition of young kittens. RSPCA ACT

27 Animals Seized from Kambah Resident Found Guilty of Animal Cruelty Offences

In three cases involving multiple animals seized on five separate occasions, Chantel Carter, a 31 year old Kambah woman, has been convicted and sentenced under the Animal Welfare Act (1992) for failing to provide adequate food, shelter and water, failing to seek veterinary treatment to alleviate pain, as well as neglecting an animal to cause pain. On the 29th April 2015 police attended the defendant’s residence in relation to another matter and noticed dogs in the rear yard that were extremely skinny with their ribs and hip bones visible. Upon further inspection, other animals were located
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