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The RSPCA works tirelessly to rescue and care for animals in need, inspire kindness and compassion, and change attitudes, behaviours and laws.


The RSPCA is the world's oldest and largest animal protection organisation. It exists to inspire everyone to create a better world for every animal. For 200 years, It's been changing attitudes, behaviours and laws to revolutionise how society treats animals. Today, animals face immense challenges from the impact of the cost-of-living crisis, climate change and urbanisation, intensive farming and animals used in science.

It changes animals' lives by rescuing those in urgent need and rehabilitating, rehoming or releasing them through its staff, volunteers, hospitals and centres across England and Wales.

It changes laws by advocating for meaningful policy reforms and inspiring the public to push for positive change locally and globally.

It changes industries for example in its work with the government, industry and farmers to create a more compassionate farming system.

It changes minds through prevention and education, demonstrating the human-animal connection to encourage kindness and respect for animals from a young age.

It achieves impact through its advocacy and influence, advice and care, from its frontline rescue teams, hospitals and animal centres and through its local branches, volunteers and partners who are the heart of communities. In extreme cases of animal cruelty or neglect, it considers prosecuting.

The RSPCA plays a critical role, but it can't do it alone – it needs people and partners to join its movement for animal welfare, because a better world for animals is a better world for us all.

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RSPCA Headquarters 4th Floor Parkside
Chart Way
RH12 1GY