Our press releases
Our press releases provide quick access to key information on the latest RSPCA campaigns and animal welfare news and issues.
You can find our press releases from the past six months here, with the latest listed first.
If you have any further questions please contact our press office.
RSPCA reveals June is toughest month to rehome cats
Thursday 14 June 2018
As the summer 'kitten season' starts, more cats than ever are looking for new homes, but the RSPCA reveals its rehoming rates are at their lowest point in June.
Human impact on animals - new category for RSPCA Young Photographer Awards
Monday 4 June 2018
Youngsters are being asked to take photos showing the many ways in which humans can impact animals for a new category of the RSPCA Young Photographer Awards 2018. These include litter, plastics, deforestation, pesticides and pollution.
Two calls an hour made to RSPCA about dogs in hot cars during mini heatwave
Monday 4 June 2018
The RSPCA received more than 300 calls - that’s two calls an hour - last week, during a mini heatwave which swept across England & Wales.
Baby boom! Know what to do if you find a baby bird out of its nest?
Monday 21 May 2018
Calls from concerned animal-lovers about baby birds found away from the nest have been flooding into the RSPCA this spring, with 1,472 reports already received so far this year (2018).
Parliament announces inquiry into 'ineffective and unjust' Dangerous Dogs Act
Friday 11 May 2018
The RSPCA has today (Friday 11 May) welcomed an inquiry by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee into the current legislation on dangerous dogs.
Have you got what it takes? RSPCA opens applications for new inspectors
Friday 4 May 2018
The country’s oldest animal charity is looking for 24 new inspectors across the country to carry out vital work to make a real difference to the lives of animals.
RSPCA says 'stand up for rats' on World Day for Animals in Laboratories
Tuesday 24 April 2018
The RSPCA is standing up for rats by calling for a change in housing standards for lab animals to give rats room to stretch up to their full height.
Crisis point: numbers of RSPCA rescue horses reaches four-year high
Tuesday 24 April 2018
The number of horses rescued by the RSPCA has reached a four-year high, as the horse crisis continues to have devastating consequences.
Walking for woofs! Step up to My Big Walkies challenge
Thursday 19 April 2018
New figures released for the RSPCA's My Big Walkies show that miniature schnauzers enjoy the longest walkies.
Dumped Shar Pei dog with a 'rotting' ear hanging by a thread rescued by RSPCA
Sunday 25 March 2018
A Shar Pei dog with severe bite wounds and a decomposing ear 'hanging by only a thread' has been rescued by the RSPCA.
Pug 'breeding machine' thrown from van after 'coming to end of shelf life'
Friday 9 March 2018
When you look in Peggy’s eyes you can see the emotional, mental scars that her sad life has left her with. When you look at her body you see the physical ones.
Pictured: RSPCA remember first female inspectors on International Women's Day
Thursday 8 March 2018
The charity appointed its first two female patrol officers in 1952 - today 64% of its frontline inspectors are women.
RSPCA answers a call every two hours about pets or wildlife injured by litter
Thursday 1 March 2018
Every two hours, the RSPCA answers a call about an animal that has been harmed by rubbish, new figures have shown.
Could you give these golden oldies their forever home?
Monday 26 February 2018
It can take longer to rehome an older animal in RSPCA care but the animal welfare charity is highlighting the benefits of adopting one of our Golden Oldies.
China adds RSPCA animal welfare module to its science curriculum
Tuesday 20 February 2018
For the first time, China’s science students can study animal welfare, following a long-term project spearheaded by the RSPCA’s international team.
Barking up the wrong tree? RSPCA report reveals dog owners' common confusions
Friday 16 February 2018
New research from the RSPCA reveals that although we are a nation of dog lovers, we don’t always understand man’s best friend.
RSPCA reveal most `unloved' dog breeds waiting months for their perfect match
Monday 12 February 2018
This Valentine’s Day, the RSPCA has revealed the dog breeds waiting months for their new home.
England urged to follow Wales' lead as all Welsh councils ban deadly sky lantern
Friday 9 February 2018
The RSPCA is calling for England to follow Wales' lead as all Welsh council land is disignated a 'no fly zone' for sky lanterns.
RSPCA welcomes Defra's announcement on third party sales of puppies
Thursday 8 February 2018
The RSPCA has welcomed the announcement that Defra is considering a ban on the third party selling of puppies.
RSPCA calls for airgun licensing after receiving 4,500 calls in five years
Tuesday 30 January 2018
The RSPCA is calling for mandatory licensing of airguns in England and Wales, as it is revealed the charity received 4,500 calls in five years about attacks on animals using such weapons.
Puppies dumped and left for dead in freezing ditch
Tuesday 23 January 2018
The RSPCA is appealing for information after four collie cross puppies were found abandoned in a ditch in Guildford.
RSPCA receives thousands of cruelty calls over festive period
Thursday 18 January 2018
The RSPCA took 11,530 calls about cruelty, neglect and suffering between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.
RSPCA sees 340% rise in reports of 'brutal cruelty' seen by children on Snapchat
Sunday 15 October 2017
The RSPCA is calling for better animal welfare education in schools after the number of animal cruelty reports coming from children on Snapchat more than doubled.
Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?...at a greengrocers in Crawley
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
An escaped parrot has been reunited with his owners after he flew into a Crawley greengrocers for an early morning snack.