Neglected Mandurah cat had maggots in tumours; RSPCA WA inspectors experience horror 24 hours

A puppy was bashed and another was seized by RSPCA WA after developing severe mange.
A puppy was bashed and another was seized by RSPCA WA after developing severe mange.

IT was a horror 24 hours for RSPCA WA inspectors around the state with cruelty and neglect cases being reported from Perth to Mandurah and Bunbury.

They attended a puppy bashing south of Perth, a neglected cat in Mandurah, a dog with severe mange in Perth’s northeast and an injured foal in Bunbury.

In Mandurah, an inspector seized a cat with large tumours on its head and body.

Some tumours were infected with maggots, seeping pus and bleeding.

It was taken to a vet but the severity of its wounds meant it was beyond treatment and euthanised.

On Thursday morning, an inspector rescued a seven month old puppy following reports of a sustained bashing by its owner at a residence in Perth’s south overnight.

Neighbours tried to intervene in the bashing and reported it.

The full extent of the puppy’s injuries are being assessed and it is currently in surgery.

In Perth’s northeast, an inspector seized a dog suffering from severe mange.

It is alleged the preventable skin condition had been left untreated for a sustained period.

The dog is undergoing treatment at the RSPCA WA Animal Care Centre in Malaga, where it is expected to make a slow but full recovery.

In Bunbury, an inspector responded to a report of a foal that was left to die in a paddock.

The foal appears to have been emaciated, and had apparently sustained serious injuries, and collapsed.

It was found alone in the open paddock.

Upon an assessment by a vet, the foal’s condition and injuries were found to be so bad that it was euthanised immediately.

In all cases, inspectors are gathering evidence so they can press charges under the Animal Welfare Act (2002).

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