In 2019, we received a total of 18,692 complaints about animal cruelty and neglect, almost eight hundred more than the previous year. It’s disappointing to see the number of cruelty cases are on the rise.
“Obviously it’s not good news,” said RSPCA Qld spokesperson Michael Beatty. "You want the numbers to be decreasing not rising. Our Inspectors are already operating under an enormous workload.”
335 cases went before the courts with charges laid under the Animal Care and Protection Act.