The RSPCA is made up of several factions all with one aim in mind, animal welfare.
Most people when they see the RSPCA logo will immediately recognise it. It is synonymous with animal welfare. The charity is the oldest and largest of it’s kind in the world. Our structure is quite unique, comprised of sections, each with their own unique part to play in animal welfare.
There are branches, like us and rehoming centres like Radcliffe. Then there’s the National RSPCA and the investigative arm with the Inspectorate.
The aim of us all is to rescue, rehabilitate, rehome or release animals in England and Wales.
We all have different roles to play but do you know what these are?
The RSPCA England and Wales have a great outline of the societies structure .
We’d like to explain a bit about how this particular branch works. It can be confusing and often frustrating for the public as there is a misconception that our very recognisable logo means we are everything the RSPCA is and that’s a lot! Nottingham and Notts branch core ethos has always been supporting the Inspectorate, there’s been restructures and changes a plenty but our kettle is always there for a parched officer. Nottinghamshire is lucky to have a brilliant rehoming/education centre in the shape of RSPCA Radcliffe Animal Centre. We help, along with the other 2 Notts branches, with the running costs of the Centre. When Radcliffe is full, we are here to fund the housing and veterinary treatment of animals desperately in need.
Recently an example of this was Holly (see below), a cat who had been living outside for years and had given birth just a couple of weeks ago. We went to the garden she had her kittens in and managed to catch her. We paid for Holly to have a veterinary examination. This included a health check, her weight take, temperature and flea/worm treatment. We also covered the costs of here being boarded until room at Radcliffe came available.
However, allegations or cruelty or neglect are not part of what we do as a branch and we have no access to the National Control Centres database.
It’s generosity on a local level from the public that allows us to be there for Nottingham’s vulnerable animals, we really couldn’t do it with out. If you would like to help you can by donating to YOUR local RSPCA.