RSPCA Victoria is a non-government, community-based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection. Since its establishment in 1871, and as member of RSPCA Australia (the federation of eight state and territory organisations in Australia), the RSPCA has collectively become Australia's leading animal welfare charity.
Across the state, RSPCA Victoria's community services include work undertaken by our Inspectorate, Animal Care Centres, Clinics and Education teams. RSPCA Victoria operates Animal Care Centres across Victoria, providing refuge, care and new homes where possible to more than 20,000 animals every year. Our team of Inspectors work to protect animals from cruelty, receiving more than 10,000 complaints every year, prosecuting offenders and rescuing animals from dangerous situations. Our Education team contributes to prevention strategies by influencing over 3,600 young people each year about the value and importance of animals in our lives.
RSPCA Victoria works to educate the community regarding animal welfare and works with government and industry to ensure the standard of animal welfare and care continues to improve.>
As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on community support to carry out our work with more than 90% of our funding coming from the generous support of the Victorian community.