23.10.14

We’re appealing for information after a kitten was dumped in a plastic box, shoved inside a zipped up holdall, and thrown over a fence near Brighton.

The tiny black six to eight week-old was found in a lethargic state in a garden in Vale Road, Portslade on the afternoon of Wednesday 15 October. She had been sealed inside a plastic container with just a few airholes in its purple lid, and then put inside the outer bag.

The kitten, … Continue reading…

23.10.14

We’re appealing for information after a dog was found with a crossbow bolt through his skull near Peterborough.

Ziggy, a white and black male, two-year-old Staffy, was found in a very remote piece of woodland near Wansford, Peterborough on Wednesday 22 October.

He had a 20 inch carbon fibre weapon sticking into one side of his head and out the other side.

Ziggy was spotted by two beady eyed passers-by as they drove down the rural road, and … Continue reading…

21.10.14

We’ve joined forces with Born Free Foundation, British Veterinary Association and Captive Animals’ Protection Society to condemn the government on halting its own wild animals in circuses Bill.

In 2012, the Westminster Government announced it would finally grant wild animals in circuses in England their long overdue ban. Two and a half years later it appears that the government has turned its back on those animals.

Despite it’s Second Reading in Parliament on Friday (17 October) Jim Fitzpatrick MP’s … Continue reading…

20.10.14

Our staff and volunteers have seen an alarming increase in animals being abandoned across England and Wales and expect the situation to get worse over the winter months.

We’ve been called out to deal with 29,770 reports of abandoned animals so far in England and Wales this year- an increase of 33 per cent since 2009.

A whopping 210,952 abandoned animals have been reported to us in the last five years. That’s enough to fill every seat in the … Continue reading…

17.10.14

We’re issuing advice for pet owners in the run up to another busy bonfire night season.

We regularly receive hundreds of calls about fireworks in October and November, when bonfire night and Diwali celebrations are in full swing.

In 2013 we received 310 calls relating to fireworks in October and November and in 2012 this figure was 326.

It is a stressful time of year for all pets and their owners -  an estimated 45 per cent of dogs Continue reading…