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We're the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and we've been here, looking out for animals, since 1824. ...

We're the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) and we've been here, looking out for animals, since 1824.

It's our vision to work for a world in which all humans respect and live in harmony with all other members of the animal kingdom.

Every day, with the help of our people and our generous supporters, we take steps to achieve our mission. From rescuing a stranded deer to changing the law, we've already achieved so much and come so far.

Take a look around these pages to discover all about our history and heritage and find out what makes us the leading animal welfare charity.

The RSPCA is a registered charity in England and Wales. Charity number 219099.

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  • Our PledgesWere launching five key pledges to improve the lives of millionsof animals in England and Wales over the next five years - andwere counting on you to help us.For nearly 190 years weve given hundreds of millions of animalsbetter lives, rescuing them from unacceptable situations andfinding them new homes. Well always do that. But our newpledges mean were also tackling the root causes of poorwelfare, cruel treatment and neglect that so many animals stillsuffer in todays changing world.You can play an important role in helping us to fulfil ourpledges.Take five minutes to find out how.
  • Our areas of concernFarm Animals WildlifeTo help consumers improve the lives of We rescue and rehabilitate thousands offarm animals by buying products made wild animals every year in our wildlifefrom animals reared to higher welfare centres. We also work to reduce the impact fdasfstandards, we set up Freedom Food. This is people have on wildlife. And improve thethe only assurance scheme in the UK lives of animals that are traded, such asdedicated to improving animals welfare. reptiles for pets, and those kept in captivity.Pets Animals in laboratoriesMore than half of our work focuses on pets. We want to see animal experimentsEach year we rescue, treat, neuter and replaced with humane alternatives. Werehome more than 65,000 animals, argue for stricter questioning of the needparticularly cats, dogs and rabbits. We also to use animals. And we campaign forhave four animal hospitals and many clinics practical ways to replace animals inthat provide preventative care and experiments. We want to reduce animaltreatment for pets. numbers and suffering while their use continues.
  • Our areas of concern Farm Animals Wildlife To help consumers improve the lives of We rescue and rehabilitate thousands of farm animals by buying products made wild animals every year in our wildlife centres. We also work to reduce the impactWe from animals reared to higher welfare involved in changes to the achieved a ban on bull We were More than a dozen changes to farm fdasf standards controlling the use ofhave on wildlife. And improve the standards, we set up Freedom Food. This isbaiting people animal welfare laws have improved lives of animals that are traded, hens, pigs, animals in laboratories. And then the only assurance scheme in the UK the lives of laying such as again in 1976 and 2011.reptiles for pets, and those keptcalves. Buying chickens and veal in dedicated to improving animals welfare. habits have changed too. captivity. Pets Animals in laboratories We want to see animal experimentsDriftnets were banned of our work focuses on pets. More than half which A law was passed to prohibit A major RSPCA campaign resulted in Each year we rescue, treat, neuter and wild-caught replaced with humane alternatives. for animalhelped improve dolphin welfare. importing birds. a new framework law WeDolphinaria were alsothan 65,000 animals, rehome more phased out argue for stricter questioningAnimal Welfare Act welfare. The of the needin the 1990s. particularly cats, dogs and rabbits. We also to use animals. And wemeans we canfor 2006 campaign prevent have four animal hospitals and many clinics practical ways to replace animals in danger suffering to animals in that provide preventative care and experiments. We want to reduce animal treatment for pets. numbers and suffering while their use continues. View slide
  • New world, new challengesToday our work is in more demand than everbefore.New laws and technology have brought newchallenges. For instance the internet hascompletely changed the way people buy animals.We now estimate that more than half get dogs viathe internet, friends or neighbours, often withoutknowing anything about how to care for them.Less than one-quarter get animals from rescueorganisations like us, where they will be given allthe help, information and support they need tolook after their pets.Inevitably the we have to pick up the pieces whenreality kicks in and the animals are abandoned ormistreated. View slide
  • A must-have attitude to animals has developed, drivenin part by the media and celebrity culture. We sawthis in the increased sales of terrapins following thefilm Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the 1990s. Andthe demand for handbag dogs and even meerkats.Unfortunately the desire to possess doesnt alwayslast, and the animals could become the victims of ourthrowaway cultureSome ancient animal welfare issues are still aroundtoo. Dog fighting, though prohibited in 1835, seems tobe increasing, as it becomes popular in differentcommunities.TIME TO TAKE FIVEIts time to reverse these recent trends. Our fivepledges are helping us do that. And enable us tomeasure the real effect we are having on animalslives.