The truth about animal cruelty in SA
For the second year in a row, 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 2018/19 cruelty case files are shocking and difficult to read.
But we believe it’s only through understanding the scale of what we’re dealing with 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 2018-19 case files at a glance
977 animals seized or surrendered into RSPCA care
579 animals were abandoned in backyards and vacated properties
“Abandonment cases are absolutely heartbreaking. The suffering of these animals is often immense. And worst of all, some are forced to die cruel, slow and senseless deaths.”
– RSPCA Chief Inspector Andrea
Only 9 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 $1.5 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.