We are an RSPCA branch covering Central, West and North-East London. We take in, shelter and find homes for abandoned or maltreated animals in our area, and offer help and advice to local people concerned about the welfare of animals. Our volunteers manage five RSPCA fundraising shops.
Keep your animals safe and happy during fireworks
There are lots of simple things you can do to help your pet deal with fireworks. By preparing in advance before fireworks start your pet will be better able to cope with the noises. The following tips and advice video come from the main RSPCA.
- Provide hiding places in your home
- Cats can become more stressed if they’re outside during fireworks
- Microchip your cats in case they’re startled and escape outside
- Walk them during daylight hours to avoid times when fireworks are likely to be set off
- Close windows and curtains to muffle the sound of fireworks
- Put on some music or tv to mask the firework sounds
- Create a quiet space where your dog can feel in control
- Create some hiding places around your home
Help spread the world about free neutering
Pet owners assume that neutering their cat will be expensive – unaffordable, even – but as a result, there are thousands of unwanted, neglected and stray cats in London.
The C4 Scheme, established in 2002 as a joint initiative by major animal charities, offers free neutering for cats whose owners live within the M25 area and receive certain state benefits, are on a low income or are students. The scheme also covers stray cats being temporarily fed.