Payroll Giving schemes raised nearly £600,000 to support the RSPCA last year, according to the organisation.
The figure was released to mark Payroll Giving Week (February 7-13) and the charity is using the opportunity to ask the public to consider setting up Payroll Giving as tax-efficient way to help animals.
Payroll Giving enables people to make regular donations to a charity straight directly from their gross salary each time they are paid. More than 7,000 donors support the RSPCA in this way.
Julia Brown, the RSPCA’s Payroll Giving manager, said: “Payroll Giving is a simple and tax-free way for people to support a charity close to their heart and we hope that animal lovers will consider donating to the RSPCA this Payroll Giving week.
“It provides vital funds to help us continue to rescue, rehabilitate, rehome and release animals in need. Last year, we received £586,000 through Payroll Giving which could help us pay to run an animal centre for almost a year, which means we have been able to help thousands of animals thanks to generous Payroll Giving donations.”