We have a network of fosterers who care for rescued and abandoned animals in their own homes and give support to owners.
We have no salaried staff so we rely entirely on the help of volunteers for:
We are reliant on neighbouring RSPCA branches to help when our foster homes are full because we do not yet have a centre.
Please note: We never put an animal to sleep unless it has proved to be unresponsively aggressive, or on the considered advice of a vet.
Our highest priority is to help those animals most in need; animals who are sick, injured, neglected or victims of cruelty.
Of the animals taken in by our animal centres throughout England and Wales, 96%* have been rescued from cruelty and neglect by our frontline officers.
To ensure that we are able to help these animals we need space at our fosterers homes so that we can provide a safe place for them to be taken to.
This is why we have introduced a new scheme which prioritises animals rescued by our inspectors from cruelty and neglect.
The introduction of this scheme means that we are no longer able to take on all of the stray or unwanted animals that are brought to our attention.
* Figure based on the number of animals taken in by regional RSPCA animal centres between May and October 2010.
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