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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  

Court

Case details

 
Charges

Sentence

 
29 Sep 2020Dog (1) Bendigo The accused was the owner and person in charge of a dog who was left alone in a car for four days where temperatures ranged from 38 to 42 degrees Celsius. The animal was found deceased on arrival.  9(1)a
9(1)b
10(1)
The accused pleaded guilty and was convicted and sentenced to a 12-month community corrections order with 80 hours unpaid work. They were further ordered to undertake various treatment programs and given a 10-year ban from owning or being the person in charge of any dog, the maximum length of ban for a first offence. 



 
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