It’s only been twice i’ve ever had to contact the RSPCA, both times they’ve been rude and obnoxious. Once 6 years ago, another just this weekend. Both for similar reasons.
Saturday night we heard meowing at our front door, figuring it was one of our own cats.. I opened the door to be greeted by a kitten no more than 4-5 months old.. Large open wound on his arm, pretty battered in general. He had a collar, although no details attached to it.. Decided to leave it where it was, see if it went off back home.. 20 minutes of it constantly meowing, this little fella wasn’t going anywhere, figured it was better to take it in due to the injuries and the cold weather.
I put the cat in our downstairs bathroom, litter box, food and water and then rang the RSPCA.
Like 6 years ago (Same reason, lost and injured cat), i get this almost “Oh just go away” kind of attitude from the women on the other end of the line.. Baring in mind i live in a completely different area, ringing a completely different RSPCA centre. It was almost like i was being expected to keep the cat, give it a loving home and adopting the bloody thing.. It was only after sternly explaining we already had 3 cats, all of which were from RSPCA re-homing centres and that i didn’t really want a fourth. Also pointing out that i thought the donations i make to the RSPCA actually gets used to help seriously injured cats like this, perhaps i’d misunderstood exactly what they do...
All of a sudden i’m thanked for being “Loving and caring”.. I honestly couldn’t believe it, this is a organization built on charitable donations.. Who’s sole purpose is to provide help for animals such as the one we had taken in, yet i get this kind of attitude when i call them. For the second time..
Anyway.. I’m directed to a centre where i can drop off the cat, so i look after it overnight and take it there the next day.. No microchip, cat is taken straight away to receive antibiotics and treatment for its injuries..
As i’m leaving the building, i hear a member of staff joking “Just had a call, another injured / lost cat is coming in”.. “NO WAY?!” “Na i’m only joking”.. Lots of laughs..
I won’t be donating another penny to the RSPCA, it’s an absolute farce.