RSPCA appealing for information about unsolved animal cruelty acts

RSPCA appealing for information about unsolved animal cruelty acts

THE RSPCA is appealing to the WA public for assistance to solve several disturbing acts of animal cruelty, including a cow shot with an arrow in Lake Clifton.

The cruel acts were in the past eighteen months, with the perpetrators still at large and yet to be held accountable.

Despite the widespread publicity surrounding the cases, and the information provided by members of the public at the time, a person of interest could not be identified or found.

RSPCA WA chief inspector Amanda Swift said new information could be key to cracking these cases and bringing the perpetrators to justice.

“I find it very concerning that the people who committed these disgusting acts of cruelty are still walking around our communities, and have not yet been apprehended,” she said.

“We rely heavily on the WA community to be our eyes and ears on the ground, and to report animal cruelty when they see it or hear about it.

“If anybody does know anything about these cases, even if it seems minor, we urge you to report that information so that we can find the persons responsible and get justice for the animals subjected to these disturbing acts.”

Call the RSPCA’s 24-hour Cruelty Hotline on 1300 CRUELTY (1300 278 3589).

Case 1: Cow shot with an arrow in Lake Clifton

On the morning of Tuesday, January 26, a Lake Clifton resident contacted RSPCA WA after discovering his cow in a state of distress with an arrow in its side.

The cow had been deliberately shot with an arrow at the property on Old Bunbury Road and had to be euthanised.

Despite an appeal for information by RSPCA WA, the perpetrator has not been found.

Case 2: Footage of a man holding a skinned cat

In August 2016, RSPCA WA received video footage of a man grinning while holding a cat that had been skinned alive.

The footage was taken on Friday, July 29, and while stills from the video were shared with the public, the man in the video has not yet been identified.

Case 3: Emaciated puppy found dumped in a bag on a vacant block in Collie

On Tuesday, June 14 last year, a Collie resident found a puppy inside a black bag that had been dumped on a vacant block of land at the corner of Porter and Baird streets.

They called the local Ranger who collected the emaciated and flea-ridden puppy and took it to a local vet for immediate treatment before handing her over to the RSPCA.

Anyone who was in the area of Porter Street and Baird Street in Collie before 11.50am that day who may have seen something suspicious should call the RSPCA.

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