THE RSPCA has launched an investigation following complaints regarding a large herd of cattle reported as being in poor condition in Waroona.
Over the past month RSPCA inspectors have been on-site at several paddocks stretched over a considerable area where more than a dozen cattle have died.
Preliminary veterinary reports indicate the mortalities were due to a lack of feed.
The RSPCA has organised feed for the remaining herd but was worried more cattle could die.
Due to the expanse of land being covered, a lack of facilities in the region and the size of the herd, the RSPCA has been assisted by several agencies.
Authorities thanked police, veterinary surgeons and people in the community who rallied to help out the animals.