Cruelty to animals

RSPCA – Ending Cruelty to Animals

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RSPCA – Ending Cruelty to Animals

The RSPCA is the Royal Society that prevents Cruelty to Animals and they have been in existence since 1824. They are the largest and oldest welfare charity with the important work of rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming or releasing animals across England and Wales. In 2020 they dealt with 57,000 cases of animal cruelty. Through the support of the public and their employees they act on a daily basis to fulfil their mission. 

Their team of animal rescuers take action to rescue, rehabilitate and care for animals and assist all those animals in need. They have animal re-housing centres, a rehabilitation hospital for wildlife and other animals, funded through contributions to the RSPCA nationally along with local centres. All local charities operate under guidelines set by the RSPCA nationally and receive funding from local donors. It is this sponsorship that allows the workers to rescue animals and investigate animal cruelty and animal crime. 

Their rehoming and rehabilitation centres also include the 'Pets at Home' shops together with wildlife centres. They also have four animal hospitals and clinics that support the RSPCA's work to cure sick or wounded animals. 

Their vision for the next decade highlights eight important messages, the most obvious being to halt cruelty to animals. 

'Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals'
To secure a good life for animals through rescue and care and encouraging others to show respect and care.
Animal cruelty
Officers investigating animal cruelty and neglect. In the worst cases, individuals can be prosecuted.
Animal crime
Arraging fights between animals such as dogs and cockerels, wildlife crime such as hunting and killing badgers and trapping birds as well as the illegal sale of puppies.
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