It’s never OK to see an animal needing help…and do nothing
For the fourth year, we’re throwing open our animal cruelty case files, giving you a no-holds-barred look at the horror of animal suffering occurring every day across South Australia.
We know our 2020/21 cruelty case files are shocking and difficult to read.
But we believe it’s only through understanding the kind of situations in which animals are suffering that animal lovers like you can help us – the only charity with inspectors empowered to take legal action against animal abuse offenders – in our fight to combat cruelty.
CATALOGUE OF CRUELTY:
Our 2020-21 case files at a glance
955 animals seized or surrendered into RSPCA South Australia’s care through the inspectorate
1,288 animals were reported to be in need of veterinary treatment.
Many reports were urgent. Some were too late.
“In almost every case we investigate, someone knew the animal was suffering but chose to turn a blind eye. These people have to live with their decision to do nothing when they saw an animal in obvious need of help.”
– RSPCA Chief Inspector Andrea
Only 7 inspectors cover all of South Australia
We do receive some State Government funding to help run our inspectorate arm, but it’s not nearly enough.
We believe this work is so important that we allocate another $1.2 million – at least! – each year to ensure our inspectors can investigate more animal cruelty reports.
It’s only with generous community donations that we can keep our inspectors on the road.
The happiness of survivors keeps us going despite all the horror
Please help us combat cruelty in South Australia
Remember, you can help us prevent animal pain and suffering.
Please, we urge you, take our pledge and join us in preventing and stopping animal cruelty.