We couldn’t do it without you

Madam,

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was founded in 1824, to promote kindness and prevent cruelty to animals.

The RSPCA is a charity, and in order to carry out its work in this country and abroad, it relies as it always has done on the generosity and goodwill of caring people. As the world’s largest animal welfare organisation, the society’s work in this country is carried out by uniformed inspectors and thousands of voluntary workers in branches throughout England and Wales.

The work the RSPCA does in its continuing battle to prevent animals from suffering costs money and lots of it. These are difficult times for everyone, and the RSPCA find themselves in a position where the demand for their services is greater than ever before.

It’s the support of animal loving individuals like you that enables the RSPCA to carry on. Quite simply, they couldn’t function without the public’s support.

Every year Tesco stores across the country allow individual RSPCA branches to collect at their stores during RSPCA week, which was from May 2-8, this year.

The Derby and District branch raised £3,580 during the week in their area stores at Alfreton, Heanor, Ilkeston, Mickleover, Long Eaton and Derby Centre Metro.

We would like to thank the general public for their kind generosity, also for the dog and cat food which was kindly donated.

The vision of the RSPCA is to have a world in which all humans respect and live in harmony with members of the animal kingdom. They believe that how we treat animals defines us not only as people but also as a society. Together we can work to build a better world where animal welfare is at the heart of everything we do.

Sadly at the moment the number of unwanted animals and cruelty cases is on the increase.

Patricia Plumpton Edwards

RSPCA Fundraiser

Derbyshire