Melbourne's Worst Places For Animal Abuse Released
Melbourne’s southeastern suburbs have the highest reports of animal cruelty in Victoria.
The City of Casey has had 566 reports made in the last year, including cases for beating, wounding and abandoning animals.
The RSPCA has released a list of the worst offenders and shows Greater Geelong has the second-highest amount of cruelty reports at 553.
Across the state, there has been a total of 12,000 horrific animal cruelty cases reported.
The City of Melbourne, Yarra Ranges, Greater Bendigo, Mornington Peninsula, Hume, Frankston, Latrobe and Cardinia were also named amongst the worst areas for animal cruelty.
RSCPA chief executive Dr Liz Walker told the Herald Sun that some cases were “premeditated” by “evil people”, but others were the result of ignorance.
Some of the cases reported by the Herald Sun as being lodged were;
A Maltese spaniel who was locked on a Docklands balcony without any food or water during summer.
A Persian cat, that was never groomed with unclipped, matted and dirty fur in Cranbourne.
And an underweight dog that was severely malnourished as it only ate pasta and rice.
The report has been released after a horror year of animal cruelty in the state, including the discovery of dead and dying horses at a Bulla farm.
Dr Walker told the Herald Sun that their new data could help prevent further animal cruelty cases.
‘’“There were, of course, cases of evil people committing premeditated violence,” she said. “But we were shocked by the way many of the cruel acts seemed to be the result of ignorance rather than malice.
“This statistical data will allow us, for the first time, to pinpoint specific areas where we can work with communities and councils on particular issues,” she said.