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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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Understanding canine arthritis and helping your ageing dog
While you no longer need to think about house training or socialisation classes, older age can bring with it a whole host of new considerations and challenges...
10 'random acts of kindness' you can do for animals any day of the year
Today we're celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Day, and this year we're focusing on the ways in which we can all share some kindness with our furry and scaly friends.
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From pig escapes to rare birds - our volunteer drivers have seen it all!
"If you volunteer you'll get the chance to meet some very inspiring people. But, most of all, you'll meet some unforgettable animals that will repay your kindness every time you volunteer."
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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 - on why we need to teach animal welfare in schools, now.
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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!