THE RSPCA today reassured animal lovers it is continuing to rescue and rehome animals in London despite the coronavirus outbreak.

The animal charity, which has a team of frontline officers, 17 animal centres, including Southall Cattery and Friern Barnet Adoption Centre, four wildlife centres and four animal hospitals, has put contingency plans in place to cope.

There are also some 160 RSPCA branches including a number in London, including Hillingdon, Slough, Windsor, Kingston & District branch. Most are still operating as normal, but this is fast-changing.

Chief executive Chris Sherwood said: “Thanks to our amazing, dedicated and professional team of staff and volunteers, the RSPCA is still rescuing and rehoming animals in these difficult times. 

“We are having to change the way we work, but we are doing everything we can to make sure we get help to the animals most in need.”

The RSPCA’s 17 animal centres are still rehoming animals while restricting public access, but anyone looking to rehome an animal can look at the RSPCA website for pets which need adopting and make an appointment to visit.