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Annual Review

In 2015 we continued to focus our resources on helping the most abused and neglected animals in the most difficult areas of animal welfare.

This meant dealing with a huge number of distressing cases of cruelty and neglect. But through these tragedies there are also many moments of real satisfaction and joy.

Read just some of our amazing stories from last year in our online Annual Review 2015 or download and print the PDF at the bottom of the page.

Cracking down on the illegal puppy trade

Dogs on a pile of scrap metal © RSPCA

In 2015, we cracked a major puppy dealing ring in Manchester which was successfully prosecuted for fraud and animal welfare offences.

We also launched our campaign to ‘Scrap the Puppy Trade’ to persuade the government to update and consolidate the legislation in this area.

Add your voice to our campaign to stop puppies being traded like scrap metal.

Addressing the welfare of exotic pets

Portrait picture of a bearded dragon in a vivarium

Exotic pets are becoming increasingly popular pets, but they can be tricky to care for.

In 2015 we began a programme of work to help educate owners and would be owners of exotic pets to help them ensure they are providing their much-loved pets with all they need to be healthy and happy.

Find out what it takes to own and care for an exotic pet.

Having some fun

Big Walkies Birmingham © RSPCA Big Walkies

Last year we launched our very first series of mass participation dog walking events – BIG Walkies. The events attracted more than 3,000 dogs (and their owners) and proved to be a great day out for all involved.

All of the money raised will help rescue more abused and neglected animals.

Have some fun and help animals too - come along to a BIG Walkies event near you.

And that’s not all...

We achieved so much in 2015 and it’s all thanks to people like you. Every animal we rescue, rehabilitate and release or rehome could only be helped because of the unwavering support of the public. Thank you.

Read more about what you helped us to achieve last year in our online Annual Review 2015.