You’re reading this because you care about animals. Why else would you be using your precious time to see what we’ve got to say about ways you and your beloved pet can get the most from each other?
Sadly that’s not true of everyone, as any pet lover is only too aware. It’s why great charities exist to help out those animals who have been neglected, abandoned or mistreated.
This is RSPCA Week. It’s just seven days of the year where this country’s leading animal welfare charity asks you to give it your attention so that it can continue its crucial work through the rest of the year and beyond.
As you would expect, there are a range of events taking place to mark the event, as well as using it as a chance to promote the charity’s Big Walkies initiative – a string of organised opportunities around the country for dog lovers to get together for an epic walk in some of the UK’s loveliest spots.
It’s also the perfect time to highlight the work of the RSPCA centres around the country, where staff and an essential army of volunteers work hand-in-hand on behalf of the creatures who need them. There’s a handy look-up facility for regional centres, in case you’re interested in finding out what you could do to help!
And as part of RSPCA Week the charity is also pulling together the stories of people and their animals on social media by urging its fans and followers to share experiences and pictures using the #myrescue hashtag. You can see the fascinating results of that and what people are sharing here on Facebook and on Twitter.
It’s a great time to reflect on why we need a charity like the RSPCA and what we can do, no matter how small, to play our part.