It’s never OK to see an animal needing help…and do nothing

For the third 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 2019/20 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.

See full details of every case we prosecuted in South Australian courts in 2019-20. 

Please help us prevent animal pain and suffering. Pledge to combat cruelty now.

CATALOGUE OF CRUELTY:
Our 2019-20 case files at a glance

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Cruelty reports received
0
Cases prosecuted
0
RSPCA inspectors in SA
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Square kms covered in SA

863 animals seized or surrendered into RSPCA South Australia’s care through the inspectorate

Cats & Kittens
55%
Dogs & puppies
34%
Other
11%
0
People received warnings to improve their animal's welfare
0
Offenders faced court

1,221 animals were reported to be in need of veterinary treatment.
Many reports were urgent. Some were too late.

Severely malnourished dog
Dogs & puppies
47%
Cats & kittens
22%
Farm
18%
Horses
7%
Other
6%

“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

RSPCA Inspectors
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Average number of cases each inspector investigates each year

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

Dog McGee with owner
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Inspector Emma with horse
Wanda the cat
Hank the dog looking happy
Twinkle the rabbit
Opie the dog with family

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.