Please join the Rescue

£12 a month could help us rehabilitate and release more wildlife


Please join the Rescue

£12 a month could help us rehabilitate and release more wildlife


Your donation will make a difference

Together we can save lives


Our centres took in more than 29,000 cats and dogs during 2022


We answered over 1 million animal
welfare calls


We found new homes for 27,500

Help us help more dogs like Oscar

When we rescued Oscar, he was painfully thin, undernourished and needed nursing back to a healthy weight. Fearful and reactive, he was classified as a 'red' dog with specialist needs. No less worthy of love and attention, they're simply more challenging animals who've had a traumatic past. Months of work with our vet team and animal behaviourists helped this gentle boy learn to be loved.

Now Oscar has found his forever home with Paul and Carol. They adore the new member of their family - and Oscar is finally getting the long walks and playtime that he deserves.

Help us help more cats like Maurice

This cheeky chap was rescued by one of our inspectors as a stray. He had a nasty wound and an abscess on the side of his face, so he needed veterinary treatment and a good dose of TLC in our cattery.

Although he could be an affectionate cat, Maurice was wary and gained a reputation for nipping fingers and  hands. He'd need a home with no other pets, a calm approach and owners willing to earn his trust. Thankfully, our animal care staff are great matchmakers and soon found Maurice his home for life - a retreat where he no longer bites the hand that feeds him (and strokes) him.

Help us save more dogs like Lara

Three-month-old Lara had been so badly beaten by her former owner, our rescuer wasn’t sure how to touch her without causing her pain.

She had emergency treatment for multiple fractures, then weeks of further care and surgeries. Foster carer Amy gave Lara a safe home to recover in and learn to trust humans again.

Thanks to our prosecution team, the abuser was brought to justice. And Lara has been adopted by her forever family, who will make sure she only knows love from now on.

Help us help more wildlife like Dolly

Dolly came to our Wildlife Centre in East Sussex in October 2020. The British Divers Marine Life Rescue team had found the young seal stranded on a beach and weighing just 12kg. Unable to survive by herself in the wild, she was transferred to our care.

We discovered a serious injury to Dolly's right eye. She was treated for infection and monitored closely, as with seals' eyes there's a real risk of rupture. Thanks to the expert care of our wildlife vet team, Dolly pulled through. After a few more weeks of feeding up and she was ready to go home. Here she is, being released back to the sea in January, weighing a healthy 38.6kg.

Frequently asked questions

  • How we use the money you give us

    We couldn't fund our life-saving work for animals without you.

    More than 80 percent of your donation (81p from every £1) will go to rescuing and caring for vulnerable animals, then rehoming or releasing them. This helps abandoned or neglected pets get the treatment and love they deserve. It helps injured or orphaned wildlife in need.

    The next 18p from each £1 goes towards fundraising. Each year, we rescue more than 100,000 animals. Without the funds gained through our marketing, we would not be able to finance our crucial work.

    The remaining 1p from each £1 goes towards governance. This will support our board members as they create campaigns and push for governance change. At home or abroad, our prevention campaigns are essential for improving the safety and happiness of animals.

    (based on RSPCA 2022 accounts)

    Your generous donation helps us fight animal cruelty – thank you.

  • Our supporter promise

    We do everything we can to alleviate animal suffering, but we know we can't do it alone. It's the generosity of supporters like you who make it possible.

    Your trust is important to us, so we are committed to being transparent and accountable to you.

    You need to know that we're using your support wisely to rescue, protect and care for animals in need. You need assurance your personal data is always secure. We've established a set of important promises, so you can be confident in this.

    Read more about our supporter promise.

  • Contact Supporter Services

    To make changes to the information we hold about you, please contact our Supporter Services team:

    Phone: 0300 123 0346 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
    Post: RSPCA Supporter Services, Parkside, Chart Way, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1GY

    For further information please visit supporter services.