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 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.
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.
We wish you a Merry 'pet-safe' Christmas!
Thursday 21 December 2017
There are always presents to wrap, people to see and turkeys to cook over the busy festive period - but just be aware of the hidden hazards which could ruin your pet’s Christmas.
Labrador saved from ice in dramatic rescue
Wednesday 20 December 2017
Nine-year-old black labrador Hardy was rescued by an RSPCA inspector after he became trapped in a freezing river.
Spike in sick hedgehog numbers prompts desperate RSPCA plea for more supplies
Thursday 30 November 2017
The RSPCA is appealing for hedgehog food and bedding donations as a surge in admissions has put pressure on the animal chaity's supplies.
Seal pup `Jon Snow' joins surge of admissions into RSPCA wildlife rescue centres
Friday 27 October 2017
RSPCA staff are working flat out to care for around 100 seals admitted to the charity’s four specialist wildlife centres in the South West, North West, East and South East of England.
Working together to reduce severe suffering for laboratory animals in Europe
Thursday 26 October 2017
The RSPCA and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) are bringing together experts from 16 countries to reduce the number of lab animals experiencing severe suffering.
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.