The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Victoria) is a non-government, community based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection. RSPCA Victoria was established in Melbourne in 1871. Since this time, the RSPCA has become Australia's leading animal welfare charity. The RSPCA operates Animal Care Centres across Victoria, providing refuge and care and where possible to more than 20,000 animals every year. he RSPCA 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, the RSPCA relies on community support to carry out our work with more than 90% of the RSPCA's funding coming from the generous support of the Victorian community.