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...]

Challenge to RSPCA goes unanswered

Oct. 6, 2012, 4 a.m. Companion Animal lawyer Anne Greenaway's challenge to a televised debate has not been answered by RSPCA chief executive officer Steve Coleman yet. The Daily Liberal contacted Mr Coleman's office Tuesday and was informed he was on leave and unable to make a comment. Ms Greenaway's challenge has been meet with mixed emotions by readers who have expressed their varied opinions on the Daily Liberal website. A recent poll on the website indicated 94.2 per cent of … [Read more...]

Companion Animals Taskforce – Lack of Transparency concerns

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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...]