In its ‘RSPCA policies on animal welfare’ it states under its Objects of the RSPCA that ‘The charitable objects of the RSPCA are to promote kindness and to prevent or suppress cruelty to animals

The RSPCA’s vision is, ‘To work for a world in which all humans respect and live in harmony with all other members of the animal kingdom

Under its Mission Statement, the RSPCA declares ‘The RSPCA as a charity will, by all lawful means, prevent cruelty, promote kindness to and alleviate suffering.’

And under their General Principles, the RSPCA states ‘The general principles on which the RSPCA operates, derived from extensive scientific evidence, is based on the fact that vertebrates and some invertebrates are sentient, and can feel pain and distress.’

What happened to all those honorable and admirable objects, visions, statements and principles when RSPCA inspectors arrived at an address in South Wales and proceeded to slaughter ten German Shepherd dogs with a captive bolt?

Tuesday, 2 March 2010


You just couldn't make this up!!

RSPCA HUGE loss after Caernarfon pet is put down
The RSPCA has lost out on part of a£400,000 legacy after a pet dog was put down.
Blackie's owner Claude Atack, 80, from Caernarfon, Gwynedd, had specified that any charity which found his pet a home would get a large part of his estate.
Solicitor Dewi Pritchard Jones thought the dog was in good health and was shocked he had been put down.
But the RSPCA said Blackie was found to suffer from numerous health problems, and was put down on humane grounds. Blackie's vet said he was a bit overweight and had the start of cataracts but was otherwise perfectly healthy!
Mr Atack was found collapsed at his home by concerned neighbours when they realised they had not seen him walking sheepdog Blackie on 29 January.
"He walked Blackie four times a day, and he lived for the dog," said Mr Pritchard Jones.
Mr Atack died in hospital on 1 February.
A neighbour initially looked after Blackie, then he was handed over to the RSPCA.
"I wasn't concerned because their leaflets state that they do not put animals down without good reason. I thought he was safe," said the solicitor.
He added that Mr Atack had stated in his will that his estate should be shared between different charities, but with no less than one fifth going to an animal charity.
But verbally he had told his solicitor that more of his estate should be given to any charity which found Blackie a new home.
He had stipulated that he could be "especially generous" to any charity which found his dog a home.
Mr Pritchard Jones said that a couple, who do not wish to be named but who knew Mr Atack, came forward to offer Blackie a home on 8 February.
They traced him to an RSPCA kennel at Shrewsbury, but were told he had already been put down on the day he was handed in.
However the RSPCA said Blackie went to them on 2 February, and was only put to sleep on 8 February, after he was assessed for six days. But that's not what the centre said!!
"They said it was because he was in poor health, but I know his health was good," said Mr Pritchard Jones.
"The old gentleman thought the world of him and at any sign of illness he would be whipped off to the vet," he said.
Other charities
"The vet said he (Blackie) had cataracts and was overweight, as a dog which is pampered tends to be," he added.
The incident would have broken Mr Atack's heart, he said.
"He lived by himself, it was just him and the dog," he added.
The solicitor added that the money - in excess of £400,000 - would be shared between other charities.
"I am angry about what happened, because I have a dog which is 15 years old, and you can't put them down just because they are old," he said.
"I think Blackie would have made someone elderly a lovely companion, as he was used to being around an older person, and they often don't want the hassle of getting a puppy," he added.
The RSPCA said all animals that go into RSPCA care go through an assessment period which includes a general health check by a vet.
"Blackie had numerous health problems including a severe heart murmur and the vet recommended he was put to sleep on humane grounds," said a spokesperson.
"The RSPCA has a strong reputation of re-homing elderly animals and the very difficult decision regarding Blackie was purely based on welfare grounds and would not have altered had the RSPCA known about his deceased owner's will." Liar Liar Liar. You would have banked the money and then killed him!!

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