Archive for June, 2017

We are ambitious for animals…..

Michael Ward, interim chief executive of the RSPCA

A blog from Michael Ward, interim chief executive of the RSPCA.

I feel proud and privileged to be interim chief executive of the RSPCA, a charity which has worked tirelessly for 193 years to improve the lives of animals.

This year marks ten years since the Animal Welfare Act came into force, which is a chance to reflect on what it has achieved and what more needs to be done to stop the cruelty and neglect seen day-in, day-out by … continue reading ››

Bring your dogs to work day!

Sid with 3rd best veteran medal at RSPCA Leybourne dog show  © RSPCA

We’re really lucky here at the RSPCA that we’re able to bring our dogs into the office. It makes the working day so much nicer when you can take a break to say hello to someone with a wagging-tail!

And, we know that many other dog owners would love the opportunity to take their dogs to work too. Having your canine companion by your side during the working day can be a real treat for both you and for them!… continue reading ››

Why do my rabbits…?

Diagram of rabbit digestive system © RSPCA

A guest post written by our rabbit behaviour and welfare expert, Dr. Jane Tyson.

There are an estimated 1.5 million pet rabbits in the UK (PDSA PAW Report 2016), but how much do you really know about them?

I’d like to try and explain some of the reasons as to why rabbits behave the way they do. Remember the better we understand our pets, the better placed we are to help keep them happy and healthy!

Why do my rabbits … continue reading ››