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



4 June 2019Eden ParkDogs (3), cats (3) HeidelbergThe accused was the owner and person in charge of three dogs and three cats. One dog was severely matted, one dog sustained an injury that was left untreated, and all six animals were housed in appalling conditions. 9(1)i 
The accused was fined $4,000 and ordered to pay costs of $2,149.50.

 *This case is currently being appealed by the accused