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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 charity.

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 Care Centres, Clinics and Education teams.

The RSPCA operates Animal Care Centres across Victoria, providing refuge, care and new homes where possible to more than 20,000 animals every year.

Our team of RSPCA Inspectors works to protect animals from cruelty, receiving more than 12,000 complaints every year, prosecuting offenders and rescuing animals from dangerous situations.

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 works with government and industry to ensure the standard of animal welfare and care continues to improve. 

As a not-for-profit organisation, the RSPCA relies on community support to carry out our work with more than 90% of the RSPCA's funding coming from the generous support of the Victorian community.
 
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