What animals does the RSPCA help?

What animals does the RSPCA help?


  • Dogs.
  • Cats.
  • Rabbits.
  • Horses.
  • Rodents.
  • Exotic pets.
  • Find or call a vet.

Do RSPCA take wild animals?

Lots of our animal centres and branches also take in sick, injured and orphaned wildlife, plus we work with a number of other wildlife rehabilitators to rehabilitate casualty wildlife.

Do the RSPCA put healthy animals down?

“It is simply not true that the RSPCA ‘routinely’ puts down healthy animals. We do need to put animals to sleep when it is in their interests. “Although the trend is in decline, the RSPCA sometimes has to put some rehomeable animals to sleep simply because they cannot be found good homes.

Do Zoos take animals from the wild?

Zoos are legally not allowed to capture wild animals and display them to the public. The animals existing in zoos now are the lineage of once-wild animals that were captured and then thrown into an enclosed space. What’s more, zoos have had little to no success with captive breeding programs.

Do RSPCA help wild birds?

During the annual baby bird boom at this time of year, the RSPCA’s wildlife centres like ourselves care for over a thousand ‘orphaned’ fledglings each year, picked up by well-meaning people. If anyone spots a nestling, they need assistance and should be taken to a vet, a local rescue or they should call the RSPCA.

Do Vets treat wildlife for free UK?

Vets aren’t obliged to treat wildlife for free, and typically aren’t trained in the care of wildlife, so it is a good idea to call around local practices before visiting, and find out if your vet has links with local wildlife rescue groups to make sure the animal is taken care of after being treated.

Do zoos help or hurt animals?

Yes, zoos harm animals in a wide variety of ways. Wild animals are killed and kidnapped to supply zoos. For starters, animals are not naturally found in zoos. Once a species is brought into a zoo, zoos often use captive breeding programs to produce younger animals who are a steady draw for visitors.

Do zoos help animals?

Protection Against Extinction Modern zoos and aquariums help combat these problems. Breeding programs help preserve genetic biodiversity and help reintroduce critically endangered species into the wild. Zoos have helped remove animals from the endangered species list and have saved many from extinction.