Cruel find­ings

Pinjarra Murray Times - - OPINION -

MANDURAH has made RSPCA WA’s top 10 cru­elty hot spots in the met­ro­pol­i­tan area.

The city ranked sixth in this year’s top 10 hot spots, with 21 cases so far in 2018, up from eighth place last year (54) and down from third place (74) in 2016.

The City of Mandurah came sev­enth (294) in the list­ing by lo­cal govern­ment for last year, in the same po­si­tion as in 2016 but with 16 more cases.

RSPCA WA re­vealed the fig­ures in sup­port of its 20 for 20 cam­paign.

RSPCA WA re­ceives be­tween 4050 cru­elty re­ports a day and last year in­ves­ti­gated nearly 6000 cases.

The most com­mon cru­elty com­plaints re­ceived across WA last year in­cluded ill treat­ment such as kick­ing an an­i­mal, aban­don­ment, in­suf­fi­cient food and wa­ter, and dogs left in hot cars.

Fail­ure to al­le­vi­ate harm, such as fail­ing to take a sick or in­jured pet to the vet, was also one of the top five com­plaints re­ceived.

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