RSPCA inspectors investigate complaints against all types of animals in all kinds of situations. The most common complaints are failure to provide adequate and proper food, shelter or veterinary treatment. Inspectors also investigate:
- acts of intentional cruelty and harm
- hoarders – people with more animals than they can look after
- pet shops
- abandoned animals
Our Inspectors are bound by the Animal Welfare Act 1992. For more information about the legislation please see here.
The map below demonstrates the number of reports from districts in the ACT that our Inspectors responded to in the 2016/17 financial year.