The RSPCA’s Michael Linke is noting they’ve had a busier than usual winter dealing with high numbers of native animals.
They’d now like more money from the ACT Government for the services performed on their behalf.
“These ongoing increases are not sustainable on current levels of government funding nor will our site cope with this volume of animals indefinitely. RSPCA ACT only receives about 10% of our funding from the ACT Government, the remainder comes for our community. I’d like to thank the Canberra community for their ongoing support.
“The community expects RSPCA to be there to support them with animal welfare issues, the government relies on us to administer the animal welfare act to educate the community and bring animal cruelty offenders to justice, the government continues to ask RSPCA to manage lost and stray animals with no commensurate funding. This work costs money and I am calling on the ACT government to make our funding request a priority.
“In light of the continued tough economic times it is imperative that the government quickly resolves our funding request and provides me with certainty about our future.”