LETTER: RSPCA is not to be blamed

Newcastle Herald LETTER: RSPCA is not to be blamed By ANNE EDWARDS Oct. 19, 2012, 5:28 a.m. I DON’T know why some people blame the RSPCA for the number of animals being put to sleep. The blame lies with those in our society who are given or buy pets, especially at Christmas, and, once the novelty wears off, leave the poor animals at the shelters or dump them. Some animals are abused and because of this can be aggressive or have bad behaviour. Except for breeders, … [Read more...]

LETTER: The kill rate must drop

  Newcastle Herald LETTER: The kill rate must drop By OLGA PARKES Oct. 22, 2012, 6:08 p.m.   IT is clear there is community concern, as expressed in recent letters and articles in the Herald, about the killing of animals (let's not call it "euthanasia", which is mercy killing) in pounds and shelters in our region. That many of these animals are in RSPCA facilities and have been subject to temperament testing alarms many people. Of course dangerous animals … [Read more...]

POLL: Call to RSPCA to reveal pound kill rate

The Maitland Mercury By SAM NORRIS Oct. 3, 2012, midnight   KILL RATES: RSPCA euthanasia rates at its pounds have come under fire. The Society of Companion Animal Rescuers has backed calls for a televised debate about “kill rates” at RSPCA and council run pounds. SoCares vice-president and Lower Hunter resident David Atwell said the RSPCA’s euthanasia rates for animals were too high. “We want to know why there is discrepancy with what they can achieve … [Read more...]

Too many companion animals are put to sleep each year by overstretched rescue groups

TORY Shepherd has a recipe to help drive down the shocking number of companion animals put to sleep each year. Too many companion animals are put to sleep each year by overstretched rescue groups Tory Shepherd adelaidenow September 24, 2012 9:30PM   It is not as easy as you'd think to work out why the RSPCA's 'kill rate' for companion animals is so high with oversupply, negligent owners, mistakes, feral animals and stretched resources all being part of the … [Read more...]

DEATH TOLL A POUND OF PAIN

Daily Liberal LISA MINNER 05 Jul, 2012 04:00 AM ABOUT 50,000 cats and dogs are euthanised in NSW annually so Dubbo-based lawyer for Companion Animals, Anne Greenaway, is demanding more pets to be desexed and is calling for backyard breeders to be licensed and regulated.She said the kill rate could be reduced by breeders and pet owners desexing their litters.“People don’t appreciate the connection between backyard breeding and not desexing their animals and the high animal euthanasia … [Read more...]