Animal cruelty

Please read the following carefully. There are two ways to report incidents of cruelty, mistreated, neglected, injured or distressed animals OR to get advice out of office hours. Read our checklist to help you identify the information we may ask for when you contact us.
You can call the RSPCA 24 hr Line on 0300 1234 999
The RSPCA 24hr Line is the easiest way to report animal cruelty, mistreatment or to get advice. You can call 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Calls charged at your local rate from a BT Landline and mobile. Calls from other networks may vary.

Alternatively, you can use the online My RSPCA site where you can submit details of animal cruelty and search for advice on animal welfare OR ask the virtual assistant at RSPCA National. If this is an urgent issue then please call the number above.

We campaign for changes to the law and provide education and advice to pet owners. Some situations that may appear distressing are not against the law. In their daily work our inspectors have to prioritise cases where the law is actually being broken.
Do not contact this branch of the RSPCA to report animal cruelty as we are unable to help, you must use the two methods detailed on this page.
Disclaimer: The My RSPCA service and RSPCA Cruelty Line are not operated by this branch of the RSPCA, but nationally through the RSPCA headquarters. We cannot be held responsible for these services and the outcomes of your requests.

If you have lost your pet or have found a pet please report this to
Pets Located is an independent online resource designed specifically to automatically and proactively reunite missing pets with their owners.

Cats Protection

The largest Cat charity in the UK, Cats Protection rescues and re-homes over 75,000 abandoned cats each year through their network of 20 adoption centres and over 250 voluntary branches. A wide range of leaflets are available on all aspects of cat.

The Feline Advisory Bureau

Providing comprehensive expert advice and information on all aspects of cat health and care. Information sheets on a wide range of feline conditions are available via their web site. The site also contains a nationwide list of FAB approved catteries

National RSPCA Website

For more information on what the RSPCA is, what it does and how you can help to care for animals in your area, please visit the national RSPCA website.

Pet Friendly 
the Rabbit Welfare Fund, working to improve the lives of domestic rabbits across the UK through education and communication by making people realise that rabbits are intelligent creatures that need space, exercise, companionship and stimulation and are not to be bought on a whim

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