About us

About RSPCA England

The RSPCA has a small but committed public affairs team who works closely with policymakers and other stakeholders to protect and promote animal welfare, which includes national governments, local governments, the police and fire and rescue services, housing providers, and many others.

We routinely provide timely briefings and reports on various issues to raise public awareness and influence decision-makers to improve animal welfare law and public policy across England. 

We provide advice and resources on specific animal welfare issues or complaints and work collaboratively with public-sector partners to ensure frontline teams can work together more effectively for animal welfare. 

We also provide the Secretariat for the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare in Westminster and work closely with the Canine and Feline Sector Group, the Local Government Animal Welfare Group, and our sister organisations in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and around the world. 

David Bowles: Head of Public Affairs and Campaigns (England and Wales)
Claire McParland: Senior Public Affairs Manager
Marisa Heath: Public Affairs Manager (APGAW)
Harriet Main: Public Affairs Manager (Westminster)
Lee Gingell: Public Affairs Manager (Local Government)

You can contact the team by email at politicalaffairs@rspca.org.uk

About RSPCA Cymru

RSPCA Cymru has a dedicated public affairs and media team to liaise with external stakeholders such as members of the Senedd | Welsh Parliament, Welsh Government and Local Authorities. We routinely provide up to date political briefings and reports, and work across Party lines to improve standards of animal welfare across Wales. 

There are approximately 30 RSPCA Inspectors operating across Wales, broken down into three Inspectorate Groups in South Wales; Mid & West and North Wales. The Inspectorate provide 24-hour care for animals in need; investigating cruelty complaints, giving help and advice on animal care, carrying out rescues and, where necessary, bringing perpetrators of cruelty to court. Many politicians have experienced, first hand, their work by undertaking Ride-Along Days.

RSPCA Cymru also operates two Animal Centres in Wales - at Bryn-Y-Maen and Newport, whilst a Branch operates an independent Centre in Swansea.

Billie-Jade Thomas: Senior Public Affairs Manager
Sioned Nikolic': Public Affairs Advisor
Gill Hillan: Senior Media Manager

For press and media enquiries contact rspcacymrumedia@rspca.org.uk or 0300 123 8913.

For political enquiries please contact politicalaffairs@rspca.org.uk.