Animal Liberation NSW 1800 751 770 Anonymous Number
Voiceless suffering - animals desperately need your help
Animal Liberation NSW has introduced an anonymous free-call number for people who witness animal cruelty in rural areas. Until now, concerned citizens who witness cruelty have had to leave their personal details with their complaint. This unfortunately leads to some cases going un-reported due to fear of retaliation.
If you witness instances of animal cruelty / neglect and wish to remain anonymous, by calling 1800 751 770 you can help to end unnecessary suffering for our voiceless friends.
It is important to report any instances of cruelty / neglect as soon as you see them - this helps to ensure that suffering does not continue unnoticed, and can be treated sooner.
When calling, you should provide us with the following so we can best attend to the problem:
We have employed private agents throughout NSW and Victoria to look into reports of animal suffering. After reviewing your complaint, we will provide the information to one of our agents. Obviously we have limited resources, but our agents will endeavour to get to the relevant area as soon as possible. The agents will then assess the situation and determine the required course of action which, through co-ordination with the relevant authorities, may include:
The agent may subsequently re-visit the situation to ensure that breaches have ceased, and if not, may elect to take further action.
And you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you've done a good thing and have helped a voiceless friend in need.
Obviously we will endeavour to get to the affected animal(s) as soon as possible, but if the case appears dire or urgent, the animal may be attended to sooner if you contact the RSPCA or your nearest Rural Lands Protection Board.
Our 1800 number is already a major operation, having received over 1600 cases reported to us at mid 2012.
Hundreds of animals have been directly helped through calls to this number by concerned people like you. Animals have been rescued, provided with food, water and shelter, and the police are currently investigating 3 cases with a view to prosecution.
We are trying to provide a voice for the often neglected and isolated animals in rural NSW. However, obviously all animals deserve a life free from cruelty, suffering and neglect. If you witness instances of cruelty or neglect in your local suburban area, your best courses of action are:
After you have made the complaint, be pro-active and follow up with the relevant authority to make sure something is being done! Remember, that when contacting the RSPCA or your local police, you will be required to give your details, but that information is confidential.
Chances are if you witness a situation which concerns you, then a breach of legislation is possibly being committed. However, if you would like to know more about legislation or codes of practice regarding animal welfare, please visit the links below:
1800 751 770
Written by Animal Liberation