They maintain to not leave any abandoned animal. However, I do not believe this to be the case.
Three weeks ago I took in two abandoned kittens, one of which I have re-homed with no help from the RSPCA as they refused any help. I did all this by myself.
Today, on the walk to school there was an abandoned dog tied up outside Illingworth Methodist Church and yet again, the RSPCA refused to come and collect the dog so an elderly man took it upon himself and took the dog home.
I would like to start asking the question 'What exactly are the RSPCA doing with our donations?'
They have gone against everything they stand for and I believe this should be made known to everybody so they can see what sort of organisation they are running - Not a very good one!
Three animals that I know of, they have refused to help, how many more have they refused?
I am disgusted at them and they have lost any further donations from me!
Leanne Plumtree, RSPCA North Regional Press Officer, responded:
I applaud Ms Smith's clear concern for and commitment to animal welfare.
Unfortunately, I don't have enough information to look into what happened in the first example she gives and would like to encourage her to contact us with more details if she is dissatisfied with how we have acted.
In respect of the stray dog, the RSPCA is aware of the confusion surrounding this issue and sympathises with people who are often unsure where to turn to if they see a dog either wandering or tied up alone.
Under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005, which came into force in autumn 2007, stray dogs are the responsibility of the local authority and as such the local dog warden.
We can only deal with a stray dog in an absolute emergency, for example if the dog is in imminent danger of death or severe suffering and the local authority is unable to attend.
As a charity entirely dependant on donations there is always a limited number of resources but we do the very best we can with them.
Our aim is always to promote kindness and prevent suffering to all animals as efficiently and effectively as possible