The RSPCA has released some numbers on their activity in the past financial year.
Interestingly while total numbers of animals dealt with have risen 3% to 8,125, the numbers of domestic animals is down to 4,905 from 4,965.
For the many of you who speculate on these things they’ve also released the numbers on animals that have to be destroyed:
- We also boast a very low euthanasia rates for dogs, only 8%. Keeping this rate low is very important to us, but we also realise that not every dog that comes to RSPCA will be able to find a home. Some dogs come to us in very poor condition or with very poor social skills. Our staff and volunteers do everything they can to ensure a dog becomes homable and the fact that we find homes for 92% of unwanted dogs proves our commitment to this cause.
Every dog is given every change, there are no arbitrary time limits, no unrealistic expectations, just caring people doing what they do best, correcting other people mistakes and taking pride in the work they do, every day of the year.
Our work with cats is almost as successful and we boast a homing rate of over 66% for domestic cats, almost 30% better than the average homing rate across Australia.
In total during the financial year we found new homes for 2,127 animals and reunited 950 lost animals with their owners.