Wednesday, 3 August 2011

RSPCA : The Frontline & Behind the Scenes

Here at Mummy's Shoes we regularly give to charity. We give "Zakat" each year, which is giving away 2.5% of your wealth to charity, this is something we always do and it feels right to be doing it. We usually pick children's charities and other charities close to our heart such as cancer research. However I did not until recently realise what an important part charities such as the RSPCA play in our society and world today. 

Unfortunately there is a lot of cruelty in this world, from people to natural disasters and the RSPCA do a lot to help animals in need. On average someone in England and Wales calls the RSPCA’s cruelty line on 0300 1234 999 every 30 seconds. The charity received more than 1.25 million phone calls last year and responds to around 1,000 incidents a day, rescuing, caring for and re-homing animals that have been trapped, abandoned or hurt whether it’s 2pm or 2am. What’s more, the RSPCA is funded entirely by voluntary donations.

Today the RSPCA are tweeting animal emergencies over 24 hours for the first time from 10am, on part of its 24/7 appeal.

Twitter fans can follow @RSPCA_Frontline and will be able to see the wide range of calls for help the RSPCA receives daily. The aim is to give us a bit of an incite into what they do out on the frontline.

Something that surprised me most about the RSPCA is how they have improved the lives of farm animals by asking and encouraging people to buy higher welfare labelled products such as Freedom Food. More and more people are now making an ethical choice at the supermarket. This is something we always try to do and I am a great believer in.

To see what else the RSPCA do pop along to their website here and make sure you pop over to twitter to take part in the 24 hour tweet-a-thon @RSPCA_frontline where you can see the wide range of calls for help the RSPCA receives.

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