5 comments to “RSPCA National Stats – who is saving lives?”

  1. Cazz | January 21, 2013 | Permalink

    The rates aren’t all brilliant.

  2. Brad Griggs | January 22, 2013 | Permalink

    Once again Shel thanks for doing the legwork and making this information so easily accessible.

  3. Geoff Davidson | January 24, 2013 | Permalink

    Re RSPCA NSW figure drop, there is a clause in the Cessnock Council contract which pushes onto the Council the kill stats for the impound animals which RSPCA chooses to kill instead of taking on. They may have similar clauses with other councils and started to exclude these as well. That would explain the drop in reclaims, but also hide killing on an even greater scale.

  4. Adrienne Bates | January 29, 2013 | Permalink

    Something interesting I’ve found out. Businesses with stray cat/colony cats problems used to trap them and take them to the RSPCA. A business in Auburn cited taking 80 cats in. (Different feeders turning up 2, 3, 4 times a night dumping huge amounts of food and not putting in any effort to desex, to catch the sick, dying, suffering… just keep chucking mroe food at them.)

    But another business at Marrickville, who used Rentokil about three months ago (again, feeders tending the cats, but not desexing them, and a food orientated business who by law can’t have colony cats around their premises)but told me that when they rang the RSPCA for them to take them, the RSPCA said no, we don’t do that anymore.

    As they have been under fire recently about their kill rates, I truly wonder if this change in policy was to literally save the stats.

    My concern here is, if the RSPCA don’t euthanise them, who does, and how? 50 cats, 100 cats, a private company out to make profit from what they do, how would they kill all of those cats? We can only hope they bring a vet on board, but is gassing out of the question with this channge in RSPCA policy? Who knows what would be happening to these cats now?

    So, perhaps they aren’t fudging the numbers… excluding what would be a massive amount of cats a year, all eligible for euthanasia, not being socialised, probably classed as feral. Number shifting at the end of the day. Hidden euthanasia may be the new issue. Same number of cats copping it a year, we just aren’t going to hear about it because pest control companies are doing it.

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