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Our small team of Inspectors receive over 10,000 reports of animal cruelty each year across Victoria.

They work to protect animals from cruelty and neglect by enforcing the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (POCTAA) 1986 and Part 4 of the Domestic Animals Act (DAA) 1994 in Victoria. They are the only non-government officers with the power to lay charges under POCTAA.

Running the Inspectorate costs RSPCA Victoria over $5 million each year. This includes legal costs, caring for animals rescued from cruelty and undertaking large scale operations.

As a not-for-profit organisation, RSPCA Victoria relies on community support to care for 'all creatures great and small'.  More than 90% of RSPCA Victoria's funding is due to the generous support of the Victorian community.

To read the latest work of our Inspectorate, please visit our Latest News page.







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