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The now familiar call out reverberates around the Shelter. The signal has been sent to all staff that we have a large number of animals being brought into the Shelter by the Inspectors. Today that number included over 200 rabbits, chickens, birds and assorted small animals. We will work into the late night to process and conduct health checks on each one.
In the early afternoon of Thursday 9th February, RSPCA ACT Inspectors responded to a complaint regarding a large number of animals at a property in Ainslie.
Upon arrival, the Inspectors found hundreds of poultry, rabbits, guinea pigs and a cat at the suburban residence. Despite the high temperatures, many of the cages lacked basic food, water and shelter.
The majority of the animals were lethargic and overheating with signs of cannibalism amongst the chickens. Many of the animals were in cramped conditions sharing small cages.
He’s still there. Those big brown eyes staring at me through his cage. I walk by his kennel almost every day to say hello. When he sees me, he recognises me instantly. He never fails to show his delight at the extra attention.
There has been a lot of talk lately about Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) for dogs after a number of horrific attacks locally. The entire community including RSPCA ACT has a desire to see a reduction and prevention in dog attacks from occurring. However, using legislation in this manner has proven to be ineffective in reducing dog attacks.
24th Dec 2016 - 24th Mar 2017
Know someone who deserves to be in the dog house? Perhaps your husband, wife, partner, best friend, mother, father, sibling or boss – nominate them to spend some time In the Dog House and help raise much needed funds and awareness for RSPCA ACT.
The more money you raise, the longer they might be locked up – it’s as simple as that. So block out Friday 24th March and get nominating!
Visit actdoghouse.com.au to register
15th - 15th Feb 2017
This event is now 'SOLD OUT'.
You are invited to our next breakfast in the 'Pet Tales' series
With Guest Speaker Dennis Richardson AO, Secretary of Defence and RSPCA ACT Patron
Date: Wednesday, 15th February 2017
Time: Doors open at 7:00am for a 7:30am start
Location: The Oak Room, Premier Hotel & Apartments, 110 Benjamin Way Belconnen ACT 2617
Price: $45.00 for Monthly Giver Animal Ambassadors, $60 for Individual Ticket
About Our Speaker Dennis Richardson AO:
21st - 21st May 2017
This year more than 3,000 dogs will be in the Lake Burley Griffin precinct to show their support for local animals in need. The Million Paws Walk event is a wonderful day for all creatures with two or four legs. All attendees will be able to enjoy live entertainment, stalls, delicious food, giveaways, activities with your pooch and a whole lot more!
Donate to help animals in need
Choose the RSPCA ACT as your charity to support. Make a difference in under 5 minutes!