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If you wish to report an animal cruelty incident please dial 0300 1234 999. Please do NOT use this website to report cruelty. Please take the time to look at the following checklist before you call.

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: