The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Victoria)
is a non-government, community based charity that works to prevent
cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection.
RSPCA Victoria was established in Melbourne in 1871. Since
this time, the RSPCA has become Australia's leading animal welfare
RSPCA Victoria is a member of RSPCA Australia
(the federation of the eight state and territory RSPCAs in Australia).
The RSPCA National Board consists of the Presidents of their nominees
from each member Society, with the CEOs as advisors.
Across the state, the RSPCA's community services include the work undertaken by our Inspectorate
, Animal Shelters
The RSPCA operates nine animal Adoption Care Centres and one community pet care centre
in Victoria, providing refuge and care and where possible to more than 20,000 animals every year.
Our team of RSPCA Inspectors works to protect animals from
cruelty, receiving more than 10,000 complaints every year, prosecuting offenders and rescuing animals from dangerous
Our Education team contributes to prevention strategies by
influencing over 9,000 young people about
the value and importance of animals in our lives.
The RSPCA works to educate the community
regarding animal welfare and to advocate for improved legislation.
Legislative improvements to protect animals have been achieved at both
state and federal levels, thanks to the continued lobbying of the RSPCA.
As a not-for-profit organisation, the RSPCA relies on
community support to care for 'all creatures great and small'. More
than 90% of the RSPCA's funding is due to the generous support of the