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

9 May 2019Buningyong & GrenvilleDogs  BallaratTwo cases were consolidated for the purpose of a plea. The accused conducted two unregistered DABs which did not comply with the Code of Practice. Seven animals seized.63A
45
76(1)(a)
45
12(2)(a)
63A
The accused was convicted and fined an aggregate total of $5,000. A prohibition order was imposed for a period of two years, preventing the accused from conducting or working in a DAB.*

 *This case is currently being appealed by the accused