RSPCA has confirmed that humans rather than foxes were behind the beheading of six chickens in Melba over the weekend and is calling for community assistance to track down the culprits.
A spokesperson for the RSPCA said claims the injuries were the result of a fox attack were unfounded. A veterinary examination confirmed that human intervention caused their deaths.
Senior Inspector Catherine Croatto said, “After the veterinary examination, it was clear to see that this was an act of animal cruelty. This matter is ongoing and I would like to encourage members of the public to come forward if they have any information.”
RSPCA inspectors spoke to the owner of the chickens who was clearly upset by the act of animal cruelty.
“I am so shocked that this has happened and so shocked that someone could do this to beloved pets,” the owner said.
RSPCA ACT encourages members of the public to come forward with any information relating to this incident by contacting RSPCA ACT Senior Inspector Catherine Croatto on 0408 421 255.