Monthly Charity

October 2017

The RSPCA

 

The Animals Friend Society founded by Quakers, notably John Cadbury who had a particular interest in animal welfare, was the forerunner of the RSPCA that we know today.
It was originally founded in a London coffee shop in 1824 as the SPCA, Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The 'R' was added later as Queen Victoria added her patronage to the cause. 
It has become part of our national identity that we are ' a nation of animal lovers’ due to the work this charity has done over the many years to raise public awareness and improve conditions of working animals such as pit ponies, and farm animals, through to caring for pets, strays and wild animals