The RSPCA has received online abuse after announcing they would be restricting the number of pound dogs that are taken in.
Lincoln’s branch on St Marks Street has a Facebook group where people can post if their animal is missing or if they want to look into getting a rescue pet.
Charlotte Childs, branch administrator, wants users to realise that their complaints are being mis-directed.
‘The complaints tend to be about the main RSPCA and not the regional branches’ said Charlotte ‘They think we’re apart of this big huge corporate empire and we’re not’.
‘Everything we do is undermined with one single comment and it’s frustrating.’
Most comments were deleted to save the reputation of the page and the branch. One comment read;
‘I would just like to say how rubbish the rspca are I thought you was supposed to help animals not leave them till they end up in real bad ways or even dead.’
Relying on their charity shop and donations are crucial to staying open.
Some species of dog, especially Staffordshire bull terriers, have been irresponsibly bred, and the majority abandoned, increasing the dog numbers further.
Housing just 11 dogs costs £3000 per month to cover vet bills, kennel costs and food.
This gives them more of a reason to prioritise their current dogs in their care.
However, some abusers of the RSPCA have criticised its care service.
On a Facebook picture of a thin horse, Celeste Williams criticised the RSPCA saying “Come on, let’s see people defend the RSPCA (after this)”.