The Facts

The RSPCA’s policies are underpinned by the science of animal welfare. With The Facts, you can gain important knowledge and information about the science, policies, and statistics behind the RSPCA’s work and find out about educational opportunities.



Questions and answers, policies, papers and articles

The RSPCA Knowledgebase is your one-stop-shop for informed answers to animal welfare questions. It explains the facts behind common animal care and welfare problems and the RSPCA's views on a huge range of animal welfare issues, from puppies to cane toads and just about everything in between.


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  • Mar 21st 2019

    Why should I have my pet desexed?

    What is desexing and how is it done? A qualified veterinarian performs routine surgery to remove the animal’s reproductive organs in order to prevent breeding. In males this is called castration and in females it is called spaying. Why should...