New RSPCA inspector for Great Southern and she needs your help
The Great Southern has a new RSPCA inspector and she wants you to be her eyes and ears on the ground.
Working as a vet nurse for the past 11 years, Georgina Brown has seen a lot of preventable and treatable issues in animals that people tend to leave until it is too late.
She is on a mission to provide a better future for animals in our region.
Last year, RSPCA WA received reports of more than 300 suspected animal cruelty offences in the Great Southern. Most reports related to dogs, with many others related to livestock, particularly horses without sufficient food and water.
“In more disturbing cases involving intentional cruelty, sometimes there’s no option but to seize animals and prosecute owners to prevent further suffering,” she said.
As winter sets in, she reminded pet owners that if they are feeling the chill, their animals probably are too.
For dogs, she suggested a well-fitted winter dog coat for walks and some extra blankets on the bed.
Ms Brown encouraged residents to report anything they were not happy with.
“I will be relying on the community. Please keep reporting cruelty, neglect and abandonment to RSPCA WA,” she said.
“Many cruelty reports can be resolved by giving advice, assistance and support to people who need help in looking after their animals.
“I believe a compassionate approach often leads to the best outcome for much-loved animals and their owners.
“If you’re struggling to care for your horses or pets, please ask for help sooner rather than later. RSPCA WA offers support and advice to keep pets and owners together wherever possible.”
Call the RSPCA hotline on 1300 CRUELTY (278 358).
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