Inspectorate Prosecution Outcomes

RSPCA Victoria Inspectors are authorised to investigate animal cruelty reports defined by the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act (POCTAA) 1986 as well as investigate illegal Domestic Animal Businesses (DABs) defined by the Domestic Animals Act (DAA) 1994. Below is a list of some of our recent prosecutions.

Date of case

Location                                       

Species involved  

Court

Case details

 
Charges

Sentence

 
8 Aug 2019Lakes EntranceDog (1)BairnsdaleThe accused was the owner and person in charge of a dog who was found deceased on the accused's property. A post-mortem revealed the cause of death was prolonged starvation. 9(1)f
9(1)i 

The accused was sentenced without conviction to pay a fine of $500 and to pay costs of $511.  

15 Aug 2019 
Dogs (2) FrankstonThe accused was the owner of a two dogs. Instructions and a NTC were given to groom one of the dogs. The accused then went overseas and failed to make arrangements for the care of the dogs. 9(1)c
9(1)f


The accused was fined $300 with conviction and was ordered to pay costs of $581.66. The accused was also disqualified from being a person in charge of any dog for a period of five years.

29 Aug 2019 
Cat (1)SunshineThe accused was the owner and person in charge of a cat who had flu symptoms, dental disease and inflamed swollen paws. The cat was seized and claim was made.
9(1)i

The accused was ordered to pay a donation of $100 to RSPCA Victoria, and was also disqualified from being a person in charge of any animal for a two-year period, save for two cats and one dog.  
29 Aug 2019
Cats (13) SunshineThe accused was the owner and person in charge of 13 cats with various ailments. Two cats were seized by RSPCA Victoria, with the remaining 11 seized by council. 

9(1)i
9(1)i

The accused was ordered to pay a donation of $100 to RSPCA  Victoria, and was disqualified from being the person in charge of any animal for two years, save for two cats and one dog. 
 *This case is currently being appealed by the accused