Together, we can cancel out cruelty this summer.

Each year animal cruelty reaches its terrible annual peak in the summer months - when an animal is beaten on average every hour of every day.

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What is animal cruelty?

Animal cruelty is when someone causes harm to an animal, whether intentional or not. Every summer, we see a rise in the number of reported cases. We are calling on everyone to take a stand.

But what can I do to cancel out cruelty? There is a range of opportunities for everyone to make a difference to animals everywhere. From donations that help keep our inspectors on the road to volunteering and fundraising.

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Our work in action

Last summer, we saw a series of horrific reports in just one day - from a kitten beaten to death to squirrels being drowned. We also responded to a dog being given drugs to make him high and to a dead white rabbit that was found with overgrown teeth as well as bruising and swelling on his leg.
4,630 calls in just one day
97 cases of cruelty reported
1 call every 8 seconds
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Severely burnt dog trusts again

For 10 days and without vet care, Buddy suffered horrific second-degree burns. Now, thanks to RSPCA care and his new family, Buddy has finally healed.

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Kittens survive severe injuries

Smudge and Bean suffered multiple, severe injuries at just seven months old. Now the pair are happy in their new homes after learning to trust again.

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If you'd prefer to support the RSPCA near you, donate directly to your local branch.
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How you can get involved

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Become a volunteer

Volunteers are vital to what we do. Anyone can volunteer. We value diversity and encourage volunteers from all sections of the community.

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We're asking animal lovers of all ages to do #50MilesForAnimals.

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