Test your knowledge of the RSPCA in this enjoyable quiz.
The RSPCA is a very well-known charity in Britain. Test your knowledge about the charity itself in the following quiz. When did the RSPCA begin? Where does the money come from? Find out by playing the quiz.
The RSPCA started out as the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). When did the SPCA begin?
The RSPCA is the oldest animal welfare charity in the world and it was even set up before the UK police force. In 1840 Queen Victoria gave it the right to call itself the 'Royal' society
What kinds of animals does the RSPCA help?
Pets and farm animals
Pets and wild animals
The RSPCA's mission is to prevent cruelty, promote kindness to and alleviate the suffering of all animals. This includes the 900 million farm animals reared annually in the UK for food, the animals used in research, wild animals and pets
By law, how old do you have to be before you can buy a pet?
Over 8 years
Over 10 years
Over 13 years
Over 16 years
Although children under 16 often care for pets, under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 they cannot be the legal owner until they are 16 years old. This means that parents are legally responsible for their children's pets
How often does the RSPCA receive a phone call about animals in need of help?
Every 5 seconds
Every 25 seconds
Every 30 minutes
To report a mistreated, neglected, injured or distressed animal, call the RSPCA 24-hour cruelty line on 0300 1234 999. For other enquires, information and advice, visit www.rspca.org.uk or call 0300 1234 555. Our mission is to help all animals
Which of the following things does the RSPCA do in order to help all animals?
Rescuing animals and preventing cruelty
Rescuing animals and campaigning for changes in the law
Rescuing animals and prosecuting some people
All of these things
Unfortunately some cruelty cases are so severe that prosecuting the owners is the only way to prevent animals from suffering in the future. In 2010 the RSPCA successfully prosecuted 2,441 people who had been cruel to animals
What is the name of the RSPCA's farm assurance and food-labelling scheme, which aims to improve the welfare of farm animals reared for food?
Farm Fresh Food
Freedom Food is the RSPCA's farm assurance and food labelling scheme. It is the only UK farm assurance scheme to focus solely on improving the welfare of farm animals reared for food. Look out for the Freedom Food logo on products in the shops
Approximately how many complaints about animal cruelty did the RSPCA investigate in 2010?
The RSPCA has a very busy team of 541 officers who investigate the complaints and decide what action to take to help the animals and to prevent cruelty. In many instances the officer gives some advice to the owner and, if they follow the advice, there is no need to take further action
How old do you have to be to volunteer for the RSPCA?
Over 10 years
Over 12 years
Over 16 years
Anyone can volunteer for the RSPCA and help out by campaigning, fundraising or by getting involved in events. Visit RSPCA to find your local RSPCA branch. Please note though, to work directly with RSPCA animals, you will need to be 16 years or older
How often should you provide a pet with water?
Once a day
Twice a day
Three times a day
All the time
Animals can dehydrate very quickly. Most animals need access to fresh water all the time. This is one of the five basic welfare needs under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, which are similar to 'The five freedoms'
Where does the RSPCA get the money it needs to carry out its animal welfare work?
The lottery and donations from the public
Donations from the public only
The government only
The government and donations from the public
The RSPCA is a charity that depends on donations from the public and some lottery funding. Its local branches are self-funding, raising money locally to support their animal welfare work. To find out more about how you can help, you can visit Get Involved
Many thanks to the education team at the RSPCA for their invaluable contribution to this quiz. For more education resources about the work of the RSPCA and animal welfare visit rspca.org.uk/education