RSPCA Victoria welcomes increased budget funding for animal welfare

first_imgRSPCA Victoria welcomes increased budget funding for animal welfare RSPCA Victoria welcomes increased funding for animal welfare in today’s Victorian Budget 2020/21.The budget announced today includes increased funding for the state-wide animal protection and enforcement services performed by RSPCA Victoria’s Inspectorate.Dr Liz Walker, CEO of RSPCA Victoria, said the budget funding will help improve animal welfare across the state and reflects the importance of animal welfare within the community.“We’re grateful to the Victorian Government for increasing funding for animal welfare. The funds will help RSPCA Victoria continue protecting and caring for Victoria’s animals through the vital work of our Inspectorate, which responds to over 10,000 cruelty reports each year, prosecutes the majority of animal cruelty cases in Victoria and plays a key role in compliance education to prevent cruelty,” said Dr Walker.“The budget also includes funding for other animal welfare initiatives which RSPCA Victoria looks forward to accessing, including funds for programs to rehome domestic pets and horses, and support for low-cost desexing of cats and dogs for vulnerable and disadvantaged Victorians.“This budget demonstrates a real commitment to supporting and improving animal welfare in Victoria.“We know that animals are central to people’s lives and their wellbeing. This government funding will help us support people and their animals – this is more important than ever as we recover from the effects of COVID-19.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:animal, Animal cruelty, animal welfare, community, coronavirus, covid-19, disadvantaged, Dogs, education, Government, RSPCA, RSPCA Victoria, Victoria, wellbeinglast_img read more

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