Court Results 2018

Published: 25 October 2018

A Hillwood man was convicted of 2 animal cruelty offences on 23.10.18 in the Launceston Magistrates Court.  He was fined $1000 for causing unreasonable and unjustified pain or suffering to two ponies.  These ponies sadly had to be humanely euthanised to end their suffering, the vet concluded that the suffering would be continued and excessive if the RSPCA had not taken that action.



Published: 31 August 2018

A George Town woman was convicted of animal cruelty offences in Launceston Magistrates Court on 7.8.18.  She was charged with failing to feed a cat and a dog.

The magistrate sentenced her to a five month suspended sentence on a 2 year good behaviour bond, probibition order for 2 years.  RSPCA were awarded costs and she has an indefinte ban on owning domestic animals.

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Gerty and Barry have been rehomed and started their new lives with their adoption families.






Published: 23 August 2018

A Launceston woman was convicted in Launceston Magistrates Court on 10.8.18 for animal cruelty offences.  A dog had died in the car.  The sentence was a $1000 fine and an indefinite banning order on dogs, except for 2 chihuahuas. 

Published: 29 June 2018

On the 25 June 2018 a case was heard in the Burnie Magistrates Court.  It related to a dog from Shorewell Park.  

The RSPCA Tasmania applied for the custody of the animal,  the previous owner could not be contacted or located.


The dog was awarded to RSCPA and can now find a loving new home.

Published: 29 June 2018

On 18 January 2018 a Clarendon Vale woman was convicted of causing unreasonable pain and suffering to an American Bulldog and failure to comply with Instructions.

Her conviction was recorded and she was given a two year good behaviour bond and a 3 year ban on ownership of a dog.  The dog was awarded into the custody of the RSPCA and has now been adopted.

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Published: 31 August 2018

A Bagdad woman was sentenced in the Hobart Magistrates Court on 29.8.19 for animal cruelty charges relating to horses.  The magistrate did not record a conviction as it would affect her livelihood.  She was fined $5000, RSPCA was awarded $1,600 in costs and she received a capping order of 10 horses for five years.

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Published: 23 August 2018

A married couple from Blackstone Heights were convicted in Launceston Magistrates Court on 22.8.18 for 3 counts of animal cruelty.  Failure to adequately feed, failure to provide adequate water and failure to provide veterinary treatment.  The magistrate called the condition of the dog appalling and that the suffering had occured over an extended period of time.  He sentenced the couple to a $1000 fine each, court costs of $66.30 each, RSPCA costs of $5820.20.  The dog was awarded into the custody of the RSPCA and the couple have a 2 year banning order on canines except for one labrador.

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RSPCA are delighted this matter has been resolved, the dog has been in RSPCA care for over a year.


Published: 26 July 2018

2 women from New Norfolk appeared in Hobart Magistrates court on 23 July 2018.  They were convicted of Animal Cruelty offences, failure to vet and feed.  The women had left 24 cats unattended in a car for a number of days.  The penalty issued included cost of $7,100 awarded to RSPCA and a five year banning order, except for one desexed cat each.  The cats were ordered into the custody of  the RSPCA.


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These cats will now be placed up for adoption and go to loving new homes.

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Published: 29 June 2018

On 12 June 2018 3 seperate hearings were heard in the Burnie Magistrates Court. 

A cat from Queenstown, a dog from Boat Harbour and a dog from Acacia Hills.  The RSPCA applied for ownership of the 3 animals as their owners could not be located.


All three animals were awarded into the custody of  RSPCA Tasmania and can now move on to a new and happy life.


Published: 21 June 2018

2 Men from Youngtown appeared in Launceston Magistrates court on 9 May 2018.  They were convicted of failing to vet one dog.  The vet report listed pain and suffering as his ears were so infected, inflammed and painful.  The penalty issued to each was was a $1000 fine.  The dog was ordered into the custody of the RSPCA.

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The dog has now been adopted and settled well into his new life.

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