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

 
12 Dec 2019Mount CottrellDog (1)WerribeeThe accused was the owner and person in charge of a dog who was chained in a yard with a broken leg for over a week with no vet attention sought. The dog was surrendered.  9(1)i 

The accused was released on an ordered undertaking to be of good behaviour until December 2020. The court further ordered a donation of $400 to the court fund 

17 Dec 2019 MerrigumDogs (3), birds, cats, chicken SheppartonThe accused was the owner of a number of animals, including birds and cats that were housed in appalling conditions, three dogs that required vet treatment for ear and dental issues, and a chicken with a broken leg who had not received vet treatment. 9(1)i
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The accused was placed on a two-year good behaviour bond, with costs of $217.25 awarded. The accused was disqualified from being the person in charge of more than 28 animals for a period of five years. 
 *This case is currently being appealed by the accused