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
|1 Jul 2019||Arcadia||Horses (10)||Shepparton||The accused was the person in charge of 10 horses. The accused was failing to feed the horses,and a further five had untreated injuries.||9(1)f|
|The accused was placed on an adjourned undertaking to be of good behaviour for a period of 12 months and ordered to pay $500 to the court fund. |
|4 Jul 2019||Dog (1)||Heidelberg||The accused was the owner of a dog found with a severely matted coat, dermatitis and tooth decay. The dog was surrendered.||9(1)c||The accused was fined $2,000 without conviction and was disqualified from being a person in charge of a dog for a period of two years.|
|4 Jul 2019||Dog (1)||Heidelberg||The accused was the person in charge of a dog who was found in a sick, emaciated condition. The dog was surrendered. ||9(1)i||The accused was convicted and fined $5,000, ordered to pay costs of $313.50 and was also disqualified from being a person in charge of a dog for a period of three years.|
|15 Jul 2019||Dog (1)||Bendigo||The accused was the owner and person in charge of a dog who he beat with a hose. ||9(1)ia||The accused was ordered to pay $286.98 in costs and placed on an adjourned undertaking to be of good behaviour and to complete a behaviour change program.|
|*This case is currently being appealed by the accused|