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RSPCA Facts & Figures in SA and National
DOGS/Cats: The RSPCA received in 4017 dogs in 2012 going by their own public records.
Whether or not we can rely on these facts and figures is open to debate, but this is what they released to the public and their members for 2012.
Kill rates should be based on animals left in the RSPCA.s care
Dogs adopted out 740 Cats adopted 783
Dogs put down 870 Cats put down 1381
Dogs transferred 323 Cats transferred 105
Dogs left at year’s end 26 Cats years end 119
These are the facts for animals left in the RSPCA’s care, yet they are telling parliament and the media their success rate is 85%, so if the council drop of a dog and it is then picked up by the owner they wish to have these animals considered as adopted out, and that is not the case.
It is believed that councils pay a fee to drop of a dog and owners are charged upon pick up, those facts like many are hard to certify, $68 council fee to drop of and $150 plus additional charges to pick your animal up, confirmation has been sought.
The RSPCA have not disclosed what a transfer is, it has been said this figure may include research, I hope and pray it is to non kill shelters, but the RSPCA have made a statment that does not occur.
DOG/Cats National figures.
Dogs adopted 17,975 Cats adopted 20,489
Dogs put down 14,211 Cats put down 24,651
Dogs transferred 2,042 Cats transferred 1,419
These figures may also include animals returned to their owners, which is greater for dogs than cats
The RSPCA SA show the reasons for putting down an animal
Infection 159 245
Medical 85 326
Behavioural 593 991
The RSPCA can take animals from other shelters based on behaviour, even no kill shelters, yet if they take it for a behavioural issue, in the most they put them down.
Note: Behavioural issues numbers for cats?
Where does the RSPCA in S.A. spend its money?
For every $100 in income in SA, is raised by $14 from enforcement, $42 from fundraising, $16 from corporate and $28 from animal operations.
For every $100 they spend $26 goes into enforcement, $18 to fundraising, $14 goes to the corporate sector and $42 goes to animal operations.
The state government fund the RSPCA in SA to the tune of just over $700,000 per annum.
Total expenditure in 2012 was $7,702,682
Total balance (accumulated excesses) is around $14 Million dollars in the bank (profit)
http://www.rspcasa.org.au/files/view/?id=977 SA facts sheet
NATIONAL KILL RATES STORIES (most include reclaimed to cover kill rates of those left to the care of the RSPCA)