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


Species involved  


Case details



29 Jan 2020
Horse(1)EchucaThe accused was the owner and person in charge of a horse which was recumbent due to a large scrotal wound. The scrotal wound had allegedly been inflicted by the accused when they attempted to geld the horse themselves.9(1)i

Without conviction, the accused was placed on a two year Adjourned Undertaking to be of good behaviour. The accused was further ordered to pay $1,000 to the court fund.
31 Jan 2019 KurunjangDogsSunshineThe accused was conducting an unregistered DAB and also advertised animals for sale without microchips. 45

The accused was convicted and ordered to pay a fine of $2,500. Also prohibited from operating or working in a DAB for three years.
 *This case is currently being appealed by the accused