The RSPCA is the UK’s largest animal welfare charity and it governs all the individual local RSPCA branches throughout the country
Our vision is to one day live in a world where all animals are respected and treated with compassion. And that is what we work towards every day.
Who we are
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) has been here for animals since 1824. It is the world’s oldest and largest animal welfare charity, with the primary focus of rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming or releasing animals across England and Wales.
We have a limited number of animal hospitals and clinics, which primarily support the national RSPCA animal rescuers with sick and injured animals, but some also offer subsidised vet treatment to those on low incomes who meet our eligibility criteria. Some local branches also offer these services.
Local Branches play an incredible role in helping animals. There are over 150 branches that work to our policies but are run as separately-registered charities to the national RSPCA. We provide them with a small proportion of funds each year to support their vital work at a local level.
Our other vital work at HQ
Beyond the field, national donations also enable us to do many more vital pieces of work. Please note that if you click any links, you will leave the branch website and be directed to the national website. You can click the back arrow to return to the branch site:
- campaign to change animal welfare laws
- make a difference internationally
- engage at an industry level to effect change for animals in laboratories
- improve farm animal welfare
- educate young people and adults about the needs of animals
- provide up-to-date, scientifically-backed advice and information about the needs of animals
The RSPCA runs several campaigns each year to promote animal welfare. Some of these are listed below but you can click here to go to the campaign page on the national website. Examples are:
- #EndBSL We have been campaigning for years to end Breed Specific Legislation that judges dogs as dangerous based on how they look
- #ForPupsSake – campaign to stop puppy import
- #ActNowForAnimals – campaign to stop live exports – in the last stages and just needs to become Law
Together we can #CancelOutCruelty
Summer sees animal cruelty at its absolute worst. This year we’re shining a light on cruelty and what we can all do to help stop it. Together we can #CancelOutCruelty
Please click the following link to go to the national website and make a donation to cancel out cruelty and read more about the campaign.