|There are many no-kill shelters. They manage without putting animals down unless there is a very good reason indeed - ie a dog has been so severly abused it is vicious and unrehomable, or so sick or badly injured there is no hope of recovery. Unfortunately the RSPCA is not one of them. |
If you have been following the press about them, their policies, such as planning to make all pet owners sit a test before they can own an animal (without doubt meaning the RSPCA will have more animals to kill) or even banning the keeping of animals as pets are getting more and more bizarre. Personally I would only ever give to a no-kill shelter and certainly not to the RSPCA. More and more people are feeling this, judging by comments I have seen - there is even a Facebook group called It's About Time the RSPCA Listened' and may be a factor why the RSPCA has seen its income plummet while some of the no-kill charities are seeing their income including money from legacies relatively buoyant.