The RSPCA is slowly coming to the realisation that just because the Legislative Assembly passes a law doesn’t make it so, as the numbers of dumped animals in the ACT continues to soar.
“This is a time of year when we expect to be slowing down and preparing for winter and the onset of spring. That is clearly not the case. Of the 1,439 companion animals presented during autumn, some 989 of them have been uninjured stray animals. The former Chief Minister recently said that the government looked after stray animals, well on these figures nothing could be further from the truth. RSPCA continues to do this work.
“There remains a clear over supply of animals in Canberra and a section of our community still hasn’t adhered to desexing and micro chipping laws in place. Further regulation and education is needed.
“We need urgent action to stem the flow of animals and additional funding must be provided to RSPCA to assist manage this ongoing increased workload.”
The Chinese have an old saying about Government writ: The River is Wide; Mountain Range High; & the Emperor is Far Away.
But if we’re not going to enforce all our laws more money to clean up afterwards seems like a good idea.