Taking a holiday this festive season? Sometimes we can’t take our pets with us and will have someone minding our pets while we’re away. But what if your pet accidentally escapes on your minder’s watch, or a neighbour reports your pet as being abandoned or forgotten? RSPCA’s Home Alone service is a free service which can give pet owners peace of mind while they’re away.
If your pet is reported to the RSPCA or comes into our care while you’re on holiday, being registered with our Home Alone service means we know who to call in case of emergencies.
Every year, we investigate over 17,000 animal welfare complaints. During the holiday season, pet abandonment calls can escalate with families leaving pets behind in the care of friends and neighbours. The good intentions of neighbours looking out for the welfare of your pet can often lead to an unnecessary investigation.