RSPCA WA was founded in 1892 and is the leading authority on animal welfare issues in WA. RSPCA WA is responsible, through its Inspectorate, for enforcing the Animal Welfare Act (2002). The charity works with Government, industry bodies and the community to improve animal welfare and campaign on a range of issues from puppy farming and backyard breeding to layer hens in battery cages.
RSPCA upholds the five freedoms for animals and believes all animals deserve freedom from: hunger and thirst; discomfort; pain, injury and disease; fear and distress; and freedom to express normal behaviour.
Last year RSPCA WA received more than 16,052 cruelty reports, investigated 5,879 cruelty complaints and rehomed 1,177 animals.
As a non-government, community-based charity, RSPCA WA relies heavily on community fundraising and generous donations to help raise more than 90% of the funds required to sustain its animal protection work in Western Australia.
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On any given day, there are more than 200 animals in the care of RSPCA WA. Animals like Locky, who was rescued from a property 230km east of Perth where he was discovered by RSPCA Inspectors chained to a tree.
There were numerous decomposing animal carcasses scattered around the home and property, including sheep, horses, chickens and emus – as well as some other emaciated dogs and some horses with varying health concerns.
Locky spent 15 months at the RSPCA while legal proceedings were brought against his owners. He was placed in foster care with a loving foster family who nursed him back to health and showed him what it feels like to be loved.
Thankfully, his owners were successfully prosecuted; and Locky and the other animals were forfeited to the Crown, meaning they could be rehomed into loving new families.
You can help rescue more animals, like Locky, from cruelty and neglect by fundraising in the 2018 South West Mudfest.