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Overview Of The National RSPCA

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The RSPCA was established in London in 1824 as the SPCA. Queen Victoria gave permission for the Royal 'R' in 1840. From quite humble beginnings, it has grown to be one of the world's largest animal charities with every employee and volunteer working towards a better world for animals.

The RSPCA Vision is to work for a world in which all humans respect and live in harmony with all other members of the animal kingdom, and its Mission as a charity is by all lawful means to prevent cruelty, promote kindness, and alleviate suffering of all animals.

If you would like to help our work, follow the link here to Join the RSPCA

Find Out More

By following the link to the national RSPCA website,  you can find information on all the work being undertaken by the charity, such as how it works to change the law for the good of animals, corporate information, the policies, and the 5 pledges to help animals and improve their welfare.

Please note: Animal care advice aims to help owners meet their animals needs as required by law. Many calls are received from members of the public concerned about the welfare of animals, each one is assessed to determine the level of suffering. As a charity with limited resources the RSPCA is not always able to respond in the way that would be ideal or as quickly as the emergency services can.