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Our regularly updated blog is packed full of exclusive insights from our experts and frontline staff.

Read about our most pressing campaigns, get the full view on current animal welfare issues, follow heartwarming rescue stories, and learn more about caring for and protecting the animals around you.

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As British MEPs meet to discuss animal welfare for the last time, which route will the UK take on animal standards?
This week the EU Bill is expected to complete its stages in the House of Lords. It sets out the terms on which we leave the European Union on 31 January.
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Why animal welfare in schools will help build a kinder generation
A guest blog by 14-year-old, school student and supporter, Skye.
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Influencer, Michelle Elman tells us how volunteer dogs helped her walk
"It seems extreme to say that I don't think I would have learned to walk without the help of those dogs but it's accurate."
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Help save our planet in 2020 with the Charity Shop Challenge
Charity shops save 29 tonnes of textiles from going into landfill each year and with over 300 RSPCA charity shops that's around 8,700 tonnes saved - the equivalent to over 1,200 African elephants!
RSPCA NSW inspectors down in the south coast helping animals in need
Will you make a donation to the Australian bushfires?
The fires that have devastated the Australian continent over the past weeks, claiming the lives of people and forcing many to leave their homes, continue to burn and the worst is still to come as the summer rolls on.
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3 ways to recycle unwanted Christmas presents (and help animals and the planet!)
Your unwanted gifts could make a real difference for those less fortunate (as long as you don't guilt-hoard them at the back of the wardrobe!).
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15 reasons for animal lovers to be happy about 2019
2019 has been another busy year for our dedicated team. For everyone from our inspectors and our vets to our campaigners, our volunteers and you!
We're launching our festive appeal following busiest Christmas day in 5 years
Just £7 could keep an animal warm with a soft and cosy blanket...
Get involved with Second Hand Secret Santa this Christmas
Brits spend £147 million on secret Santa gifts - imagine what that would mean if people spent even a small amount of that in charity shops instead!
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5 training games that will help build your dog's trust
A confident dog is a happy dog! Dog trainer, John Woods reveals his top training games for helping a nervous dog build confidence through five fun, trust-building games.