Urgent plea for support as reports of animal cruelty are at an all-time high
ISPCA Animal Welfare Inspectors carried out 3,494 investigations with 1,102 animals seized or surrendered and taken into ISPCA care.
Since the AHWA came into force only five years ago, the ISPCA Helpline has handled 86,549 calls: 17,832 investigations have been carried out by ISPCA Inspectors; with 5,147 animals seized/surrendered, and ISPCA Inspectors have been involved with 64 prosecutions for animal cruelty which have been successfully resolved in court.
Whilst the ISPCA has been disappointed with the penalties imposed in some cases, we recently saw a three year prison term handed down to a man who pleaded guilty last October to 30 charges of animal cruelty. This case was the biggest in the ISPCA’s history and involved the removal of 340 dogs and 11 horses.