RSPCA WA is appealing to the WA public for help to solve five acts of animal cruelty that have occurred in recent months.
These disturbing incidents remain unsolved.
Unsolved cases include:
July 5, 2017: A young was puppy bashed on the head resulting in a fractured skull
The ridgeback cross puppy was approximately 12 weeks old when he was found by a member of the public in bushes near Strutt Way Reserve in Noranda.
He was rushed to the RSPCA Animal Care Centre immediately for pain relief and assessment, which revealed a fractured skull and potential herniation in his stomach. The puppy died from its wounds that day.
March 2018: Emus were deliberately run down by a 4WD
The RSPCA WA received a video of emus being deliberately run down by a 4WD on an outback track.
The incident appears to have been filmed by a passenger or on a dash-cam in the vehicle.
The sickening video was sent to the organisation via social media and despite a number of leads, the actual location of the incident and a person of interest have yet to be identified.
March 2018: Puppies dumped and left to die in Balingup
Seven rottweiler cross puppies, who were approximately one week old, were found in bushland in Balingup on Good Friday.
Tragically, five of the puppies had died and had injuries consistent with being preyed upon by birds and other bush predators.
Two of the puppies were located alive and taken to Bridgetown Boarding Kennels for attention due to local vet clinics being closed for Good Friday.
They will be available for adoption shorty.
April 2018: A cat was shot in the neck with an arrow
A male, ginger tabby cat was found with an arrow through the back of his head on Withnell Drive in Ellenbrook.
The wound was found to be infested with maggots, and the examining vet advised that the arrow could have been stuck in the cat’s head for up to two days before he was rescued.
The arrow was successfully removed. The cat, named Beau, made a full recovery and will be ready for adoption soon.
August 2017: Jack, a small dog, was set on fire
Jack was found in Geraldton with major burns on his body, including to his belly, legs, face, paws and genitals.
He was taken to a local vet for emergency treatment.
His burns were so horrendous, and he was in so much pain, that attending vet advised ending his suffering, particularly because his organs had begun to shut down.
A reward is being offered for information that leads to the successful prosecution of those responsible.
RSPCA WA Chief Inspector Amanda Swift is appealing to the public for new information that could help to bring the perpetrators to justice.
“RSPCA WA is appalled that the people who have committed these disgusting acts of cruelty are still walking around in our communities, and haven’t yet been apprehended,” she said.
“They could, potentially, be harming other innocent animals and thinking they have got away with their crimes because they haven’t yet been caught.
“With just 12 Inspectors on the road, we rely heavily on the WA community to be our eyes and ears on the ground, and to report animal cruelty when they see or hear about it, and we’re appealing to anybody who knows anything about these cases, even if it seems minor, to report what they know to us so that we can find the people responsible and get justice for the animals subjected to these terrible incidents of cruelty.”
“We know that our presence, particularly in regional areas, needs to be greater than it is right now, not only to deter people from committing acts of cruelty but to enable us to respond more quickly when something is reported.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact the RSPCA Cruelty Hotline on 1300 278 3589.