Meet dog, cat, sheep and hamster rescuer, Herchy Boal

Familiar to fans of Channel 5's The Dog Rescuers, Herchy Boal has been on the frontline as an RSPCA Inspector for nearly two decades.

In this interview, she opens up about what it means to save animals' lives, from her first unforgettable rescue of a dog named Buster to her motivation for doing this challenging job - day in, day out.

Collection of animals

Did you know?

Last year, our inspectors rescued more that 114,000 animals in need.


What to do if you find an animal in distress

Watch this short video to learn what to do if you encounter an animal that's in distress or suffering cruelty.

 Find out more about how to report cruelty or an animal in distress.

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