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Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Categories: Animals

The following text came from The RSPCA site: "In 1822, Richard Martin MP piloted the first anti-cruelty bill giving cattle, horses and sheep a degree of protection through parliament. ‘Humanity Dick' as he was known, was one of the 22 founders of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals which was launched in London in 1824. The SPCA became the first national animal protection society in the world."

Mrs Catherine Smithies formed an early organisation which developed into the RSPCA. In 1840 Queen Victoria allowed "Royal" to be added to the name.

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Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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Roy. Soc. for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The following text comes from RSPCA-Australia: On the evening of the 16th Jun...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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Animals War Memorial Dispensary - 2 stone plaques

{Plaque to the left of the door:} This building is dedicated as a memorial t...

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Animals War Memorial Dispensary - bronze frieze

This bronze frieze shows a winged Victory holding wreaths and flanked by came...

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Joanna Baillie

Joanna Baillie, poet and dramatist, born 1762, died 1851, lived in this house...

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Roy. Soc. for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

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Other Subjects

Veterinary History Society
1 memorial
Sugar

Sugar

Sugar was John Henderson's companion for 10 years before she died. When Sugar died John said: “She was my best friend and I was hers. We did everything together. ... “She was a rescue dog. One day ...

Animal, Animals

1 memorial
Bernard N. Mills

Bernard N. Mills

Second son of Bertram.  The picture shows him with his brother, Cyril.  We think Bernard is on the left.  Died at home in London.

Person, Animals, Theatre

1 memorial
Tattersalls race horse auctioneers

Tattersalls race horse auctioneers

Founded at Hyde Park Corner by Richard Tattersall (1724–1795) it stayed in the Tattersall family until about WW2.  The business had to move from 'the Corner' due to the lease running out and the la...

Group, Commerce, Animals

1 memorial
Band of Mercy

Band of Mercy

Locally led organisations aimed at teaching young people about kindness to animals. They also worked to prevent cruelty to animals. Founded by Catherine Smithies as a furtherance of the temperance ...

Group, Community / Clubs, Animals

1 memorial