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RSPCA set for shake-up, plans to implement long list of recommendations including on the spot fines

Neil Mitchell
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The RSPCA is set for its biggest shake-up in its history following an in-depth review of how the animal welfare organisation responds to the mistreatment of animals.

Launched five months ago by former Chief Commissioner Neil Comrie, the review found inspectors are over loaded and under resourced.

There were a number of significant recommendations released exclusively to Neil Mitchell’s program ahead of the release of the report today.

They include on the spot fines and a register to own horses.

RSPCA CEO Dr Liz Walker said the shake-up of the structure of the organisation was transformational.

‘We did this review because we had concerns about how we were operating the inspectors, rising cruelty rates, and the community was clearly concerned about animal welfare and animal cruelty and how we were responding,’ she said.

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