City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker and RSPCA WA CEO David van Ooran met today confirming the RSPCA will continue to be based in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, building on the great work they have already done.
CEO John Walker said the City is pleased to offer the residents of Kalgoorlie-Boulder an enhanced approach to animal welfare in partnership with the RSPCA.
“Our Community Rangers will now have increased numbers with a full time animal management officer plus added capacity for all Rangers. The local RSPCA Inspector will continue to operate in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and continue to have access to the City’s Animal Management Facility.”
“The only change to our relationship with RSPCA WA is in our funding. The City is continuing to financially support the RSPCA just not to the extent it has previously. This year the City will meet 50% of the previous year’s commitment, and 25% the year after. This will allow the RSPCA sufficient time to secure financial support from other sources.”
“The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is the only local government in Western Australia to fund the Inspector role, a role that services both Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the Goldfields.”
“The community can expect to see an even better integrated relationship between RSPCA WA and the Community Rangers to ensure animal welfare is paramount in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.”
RSPCA WA CEO David van Ooran said the RSPCA was grateful for the City’s ongoing support.
“The RSPCA is extremely grateful for this agreement. It will allow us to continue to deliver the service the community is wanting,” he said.