One of the RSPCA’s aims is to end animal cruelty, which is broken down into two parts: investigating and prosecuting. The charity hires specialist inspectors who look into complaints made by the public, and are usually able to resolve a large proportion of complaints by giving advice and assistance to support people that need help looking after their pet. Unfortunately, there are more serious cases that require further action and a case file to be built, which then gets transferred to the prosecuting team to be reviewed.
Educating an animal-friendly generation
The charity’s vision is a world where no animals suffers unnecessarily. They firmly believe that preventing animal cruelty is one of the best ways to achieve this vision, and the best place to start is instilling kindness towards animals
They’ve been supporting teachers in developing, responsible and active citizens through free lesson plans and teaching resources on top of great materials for assemblies and school councils. There are 9 innovative programmes and overall known as “Generation Kind", focused on three areas:
Young people in schools
Dates for the calendar
24th April - World Day for Lab Animals
4th October - World Animal Day
Other ways to support
For anyone looking for an enjoyable hands-on and rewarding way of giving back to the charity, the RSPCA offers a wide range of volunteering roles. Anybody can volunteer for their local RSPCA branch or animal centre, whether it’s cleaning cages, painting, gardening or helping out with admin.
If anybody feeling inspired wishes to sign up, take a look at the vacancy section of their website to find what opportunities are available near you. In fact, here’s a great example of how Savoo staff spent a day with the RSPCA.