This website contains general advice on those animal-related matters which, in the RSPCA's experience, affect animal lovers and pet owners most often.
Unfortunately, it is not possible in the context of the website to take into account individual situations or consider unusual problems or circumstances.
If you are concerned about the welfare of a particular animal, you should seek further advice and assistance from your vet, the RSPCA or other appropriate expert.
The standard of care we recommend for animals is higher than the standard required by law. Some situations that may appear distressing are not actually against the law and in their daily work our inspectors have to prioritise cases where the law is being broken
Whilst we try to ensure that the information within this site is accurate, we can accept no responsibility for the accuracy of the site content. Users who rely on the information in this site do so at their own risk.
This site is made available for public viewing solely on the basis that the RSPCA excludes to the extent lawfully permitted all liability whatsoever for any loss or damage arising out of use of this site, or reliance upon its contents.