RSPCA Victoria today welcomed the Victorian Parliament’s Economy & Infrastructure Committee report and recommendations arising from a review of its powers and use of government funding.

CEO Dr Liz Walker said the Inquiry was an opportunity for Parliament, and the Victorian community, to oversee and review the animal welfare charity’s work.

“RSPCA Victoria is committed to continuing to be transparent and accountable for the taxpayer funding we receive and the generous donations from the community that support all our activities,” Dr Walker said.

“We appreciate the thoroughness of this Inquiry, including the opportunities to provide information and answer questions in-person during a public hearing in May.”

Dr Walker said RSPCA Victoria would implement all three recommendations in the report.

“RSPCA Victoria will work with the Victorian Government to implement each of the three recommendations, while also continuing our progress in implementing the recommendations from last year’s Independent Review of the RSPCA Victoria Inspectorate,” said Dr Walker.

Dr Walker said RSPCA Victoria also appreciated the three Findings of the Economy & Infrastructure Committee.

“This Inquiry is confirmation, once again, that RSPCA Victoria is the state’s most experienced and capable organisation in dealing with animal cruelty.

“RSPCA Victoria remains committed to ending cruelty to all animals and working with the Government, stakeholders and the community to achieve that vision,” Dr Walker said.

The Victorian Parliament’s Economy & Infrastructure Committee report, including their findings and recommendations, can be viewed by clicking here.