Read how we found strength in tough times in our Annual Review 2011 (PDF 3.03MB)
Strength in tough times
We've been stretched to the limit during the ongoing economic situation. But our unwavering commitment to animal welfare has remained as strong as ever...
Confronting animal cruelty
Lurcher Maggie May, pictured on the right with RSPCA Inspector Clare Wilson, suffered horrendously at the hands of her previous owner and his friends.
Unfortunately Maggie May's story isn't unique and in 2011 we investigated a staggering 159,759 cruelty complaints and secured 3,114 convictions against people who were cruel to animals.
More about our prosecution work and cruelty case studies.
Ready for anything
We rescued and collected 119,126 animals in 2011, ranging from:
More about our animal rescues.
Where welfare is the priority
Work for poorly animals continued unabated as expert staff in our hospitals, branches and clinics treated more than 200,000 animals.
In 2011 we also:
More about our veterinary care.
Finding new, loving homes for the animals in our care was, as ever, a priority. And in 2011 60,551 animals were given the second chance they deserved.
Read more about rehoming and adoption and our rehoming successes.
Your valued support
Our staff and volunteers work tirelessly for all animals:
But none of what we do would be possible without the unstinting support from generous people like you - thank you.
More about ways to get involved, support us and donate to ensure we're always here for animals in need.
For more facts and full financial figures, see the Trustees report and accounts for 2011.