REPORTING CRUELTY

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To report a sick or injured animal please call 0300 1234 999 or log on to My RSPCA Here

Do not use this website to report cruelty as the Branch cannot task the Inspectors directly, and please look at the following checklist before you call so you have all the information available to tell the call handler.

You can make a real difference - as a direct consequence of public action, hundreds of successful RSPCA prosecutions are made each year and thousands of animals are saved from further suffering.

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    The RSPCA believes that the basic welfare of all animals must take into account the 'Five Freedoms':

  • Freedom from hunger and thirst;
  • Freedom from discomfort;
  • Freedom from pain, injury or disease;
  • Freedom to express normal behaviour;
  • Freedom from fear and distress.

You might stop someone being cruel to an animal if you act immediately, but first assess the situation calmly before you rush in - the person acting cruelly could turn on you if you interfere. Take a note of what you've seen, using the checklist below, and then phone the RSPCA's 24-hour national cruelty and advice line. You will be asked to give a detailed description of what you have seen or heard - be ready to give the following information: