RSPCA says they will not stop rehoming rescue animals during lockdown


The head of the RSPCA’s rescue teams said that since the start of the pandemic the RSPCA has received almost 900,000 calls about animal cruelty and neglect.

“Our officers, rescue teams, animal centre and frontline staff have shown remarkable resilience during this most time”

RSPCA officers carried on with responding to animal welfare emergencies throughout pandemic. The charitable organisation has 14 rescue animal centres across England and Wales.

Dermot Murphy, the head of the RSPCA’s rescue teams, added:

“There’s also thousands of animals in our care – but our teams continue to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome in new ways to help as many animals as possible.”

The animal welfare charity wants people to remember that animal cruelty and neglect did not stop during the pandemic. 

Even though all centres are closed during third national lockdown, RSPCA chief executive, Chris Sherwood, assured that RSPCA will continue working on finding new homes for animals with all the Covid- safety measures. 

People can meet and discuss every detail of potential adoption with skilled centre staff via video call. The RSPCA employees recommend to do a careful research before making a long term decision. 

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions the RSPCA is trying to avoid long journeys and keep delivery of animals as localised as possible.

“We cannot do this without the help of our amazing supporters and anyone wishing to donate to the RSPCA can do so online“.


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