RSPCA National Statistics – to 2011/2012

Information taken from National Statistics of RSPCA. I took the figures from the reports as found 1999 to 2012. Ignoring alterations if made in latter years. – Charts showing statistics following.

In the past 17 years from 1995 to 2012 RSPCA Australia have dealt with 2,475,494 animals

In the past 15 years from 1997 to 2012 RSPCA Australia have dealt with 2,174,658 animals

In the past 10 years from 2002-2012 RSPCA Australia have dealt with 1,457,949 animals, more detailed records of rehoming and reclaims are kept from about the 2000 mark and from 2002-2012 792,101 animals were rehomed or reclaimed and 665,848 euthanased, at 45.7% of total animals handled

In the past 5 years from 2007-2012 RSPCA Australia have dealt with 766,304 animals, of which 426,562 were rehomed or reclaimed, Animals euthanased were 337,921 which is 44.1% of all animals handled for that period.

Animal categories as defined by RSPCA

  1. Dogs
  2. Cats
  3. Other – which includes the following
  • Horses
  • Livestock
    • Cattle
    • Chickens
    • Ducks
    • Geese
    • Goats
    • Bantem Hens
    • Pigs
    • Roosters
    • Sheep
    • Donkeys
    • Turkeys
  • Wildlife
    • Variety of native birds
    • Lizards
    • possums
    • Water birds Turtles
    • Koalas
    • Kangaroos
    • Wallabies
  • Other
    • Budgerigars
    • Doves
    • Ferrets
    • Guinea Pigs
    • Mice
    • Pigeons
    • Rabbits
    • Rats
    • Tame ducks and Chickens

Important notes – I wish to draw attention to the number of animals RSPCA have to deal with, particularly in respect of domestic animals. I am not blaming RSPCA for the problem of animal dumping in Australia but using them as an illustration of the problem and issues of number of perfectly healthy animals euthanased and lack of laws preventing the reoccurance of these problems.

Is is imperative that the reader realise that statistically RSPCA Australia only deals with approximately half of the Australian animals abandoned, lost or placed shelters.  Some shelters would have much higher kill rates than RSPCA, some have a no kill policy.

RSPCA stats. 1995-2012 001_edited-1Figure 1 – RSPCA Australia National statistics 1995-2012 – Total of all animals received.

RSPCA stats. 1995-2012 002_edited-1Figure 2 – RSCPA Australia National statistics of all animals received which are reclaimed/rehomed or euthanased – same as figure 3 in a different format

RSPCA stats. 1995-2012 003_edited-1Figure 2 – RSCPA Australia National statistics of all animals received which are reclaimed/rehomed or euthanased – same as Figure 2 in a different format.

RSPCA stats. 1995-2012 004_edited-1Figure 4 – RSPCA National statistics – All animals received – breakdown of groups – Dogs, cats, Horses, livestock, wildlife and Other.

RSPCA stats. 1995-2012 005_edited-1Figure 5 – RSPCA Australia Animals received nationally for 2011/2012 financial year

RSPCA stats. 1995-2012 006_edited-1Figure 6 – RSPCA Australia National Statistics – Dogs received Nationally 2011/2012 and their destinations

RSPCA stats. 1995-2012 007_edited-1Figure 7 – RSPCA Australia National statistics for Cats 2011/2012 and their destinations.

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3 thoughts on “RSPCA National Statistics – to 2011/2012

  1. Elizabeth Gearey

    Can’t you have a campaign to educate people into getting dogs & cats de-sexed & do something about reducing the cost of those operations so that even the stupid can & will have it done? I am just ‘a voice crying in the wilderness’ but you lot have some clout … use it!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Hi Elizabeth RSPCA, councils and some groups do campaign for desexing of animals but in my opinion this is only targeting those who are already aware of the problem or who look after their animals well. I believe the problem is with the people who have little or no regard for animals and who have no intention of obeying the laws. For them legislation is required. Legislation to control breeding, ownership and sale. I realise these pounds needs to recoup costs but when a pound wants $350 – $400 for an animal, even when desexed, micro chipped and health checked people will often say no and go buy a pedigree anyway. Its interesting that pounds always advertise the cute and baby animals, maybe they should advertise the footage of the euthanased animals to really jerk people into reality of the problem of abandoned animals, but they won’t because they want to portray an image of caring not the fact they are expected to destroy so many. Jo

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