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RSPCA sees drop in euthanasia
RSPCA workers Alicia
Coutts and Lauren Gillan,
with ginger kittens Mexico,
Gingy and Killer.
Picture: Rohan Thomson
VOLUNTEERS and staff at RSPCA
ACT were hard at work last year caring
for almost 8000 animals that came
through their doors.
RSPCA ACT chief executive
Michael Linke has issued statistics for
the work undertaken in 2011. The
number of animals received by
RSPCA ACT last year was 7923, down
448 from 2010. Of this 3432 were stray
companion animals, 2946 were native
wild animals, 1168 were surrendered
by their owners and 48 were returned
after being adopted.
RSPCA staff were able to adopt out
2121 animals and 1204 lost animals
were reclaimed by owners. The many
animals who found homes included
185 puppies, 746 kittens, 14 ferrets,
five sheep and three pigs.
While many animals were adopted,
71 died in transit to the RSPCA or
escaped. Another 577 animals died of
natural causes while in care.
Feral, sick, diseased and aggressive
cats and kittens were put down, but the
figure was down 22 per cent from the
previous year with 613 cats and 520
The drop in euthanised cats and
kittens was the result of strategies
targeted at reducing disease. "We said
last year we had too much disease, last
year we had too much illness. What
can we do this year to really break that
down?," Mr Linke said.
A number of strategies were devel-
oped including getting kittens straight
into foster care so they weren't
exposed to disease and illness. An
extensive advertising and marketing
campaign was run to attract foster
"We attracted 100 foster carers
which gave us the capacity to put at
least 100 litters into the community,
rather than having 100 litters here," Mr
Staff also focused on disease control
and disease management in the cattery.
As a result the kitten season had
been the most successful on record
with very little disease. "We've got
basically zero deaths now as a result of
illness at the shelter," Mr Linke said.
"I think by the end of kitten season
(April 2012) we'll probably see a 50
per cent reduction in the euthanasia
rate of kittens."
While disease was a factor in most
cat euthanasia cases, for the 99 dogs
and 23 puppies put to sleep the primary
reason was behavioural issues.
"We take our responsibility serious-
ly, we don't just send vicious dogs
back out onto the street -- they're
obviously euthanised," Mr Linke said.
An 8 per cent reduction was also
achieved in the number of incoming
wild animals, which Mr Linke credits
to the general public's raised aware-
ness of not interfering with wildlife.
Staff released 787 of 2946 native
animals back to the wild. The low
number was due to the trauma most
wild animals experience before being
taken to the RSPCA.
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