RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)

logo of the RSPCA

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is a charity that promotes animal welfare across England and Wales.

Founded in 1824, the RSPCA is the oldest and largest animal welfare organisation in the world, and the first to introduce a law to protect animals. Through their campaigns they work to raise standards of care, and awareness of issues, affecting animals today. It investigates and prosecutes cruelty complaints, rescues and rehabilitates animals, works with schools to educate children and works with offenders to prevent repeats of cruel behaviour towards animals.

How You Can Help

Time: Various

There are a wide range of volunteering roles available across the RSPCA branches, for example in emergency animal welfare response, socialising shelter animals, administration and in social media. Browse this page for local opportunities near you.  

Please note: There are limited opportunities for anyone who is under 16 years of age, and where there are opportunities some restrictions will apply. If you are under 18, find out more about how you can support the RSCPA here.

You can also sign one of the RSCPA’s petitions to support one of their ongoing animal welfare campaigns.

You can also browse local RSCPA charity events taking place near you, which you can attend.

Cost: Various

Donate to the RSPCA either with a one-off gift, or on a monthly basis, or give via Amazon Smile or eBay for Charity. You can also browse the RSPCA online shop, or visit a local RSCPA charity shop near you.

You can also fundraise for the charity, either through your own campaign or by joining an existing one.

Alternatively, become an RSCPA member, and receive an exclusive members magazine, the right to vote in RSCPA AGM’s and regular news updates (with adult membership). Adult membership is £24 for one year or £750 for life, joint membership (two adults at the same address) is £24 for one year or £750 for life, and teen membership is £10 per year.

Alternatively, enter one of the RSPCA’s seasonal raffles or weekly lottery to give while having the chance to win prizes.

You can also browse local RSCPA charity events taking place near you, which you can attend and financially support. 

Location: United Kingdom

Find out more: https://www.rspca.org.uk/

(This information was updated 05/07/21 and will be checked regularly by the Do Something Directory team. If you notice any mistakes, please let us know.)