RSPCA Queensland revealed animal cruelty statistics across the state in 2020.
RSPCA Queensland revealed animal cruelty statistics across the state in 2020.

The number of animal cruelty cases in each Maranoa town in 2020

Data from the RSPCA has revealed complaints of cruelty in the Maranoa region have fallen throughout the past year, but Roma still seems to have significant issues.

RSPCA Queensland’s Inspectorate and Rescue services were still on “full throttle” in a year that was consistently referred to as “unprecedented”.

Across the state, RSPCA Inspectors investigated 17,146 complaints about animal cruelty and neglect and ambulance officers attended 29,072 rescues.

“It’s still been incredibly busy but number of jobs has decreased slightly from last year which I guess is a glimmer of hope,” RSPCA Qld spokesperson Michael Beatty said.

“Last year Inspectors investigated 18,681 complaints and ambulance officers received 29,865 call-outs.”

Despite the decrease in numbers, Roma still appears to be somewhat of an issue for the RSPCA.

The town topped the list again last year, with 16 complaints made compared to 17 in the previous year.

In total, 40 complaints were made in 2020 across the Maranoa, down from 2019’s 45.

FULL LIST 2020

  • Roma 16
  • Mitchell 3
  • Mungallala 2
  • Injune 2
  • Surat 2
  • Wallumbilla 1
  • Yuleba 1
  • Miles 13

FULL LIST 2019

  • Roma 17
  • Mitchell 6
  • Mungallala 0
  • Injune 2
  • Surat 0
  • Wallumbilla 4
  • Yuleba 3
  • Miles 13

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