18.07.14

Dog owners have been urged to keep their pets cool to avoid the heartbreak of losing a much-loved companion.

With weather forecasts predicting that temperatures could soar over the next few days, we have issued our regular appeal to owners to keep their dogs safe in the sun.

Hot cars can be death traps

RSPCA chief vet James Yeates said:

“A hot car can be a death trap for dogs, it’s as simple as that. Leaving your dog in

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Bull breed dog and puppies left starving and dehydrated

17.07.14

A Birmingham man has been jailed after he kept dogs and puppies in squalid kennels and left a dog with fighting injuries to suffer.

39-year-old Shabad Mushtaq failed to ensure his dogs were being kept in a suitable and hygienic environment and failed to provide them with an adequate diet and access to water. He was sentenced to 20 weeks in custody and banned from keeping dogs for 10 yearsContinue reading…

15.07.14

We’re appealing for information after a cat was tied up in a duvet cover which was put inside a Lidl shopping bag and abandoned at one of our charity shops.

The young tabby cat was found by chance at the RSPCA shop on Blackstock Road in Central London on the morning of Friday, 11 July.

 

Abandoned in a pile of donations

The cat is thought to be around a year old and has been named Stuart Lidl by … Continue reading…

14.07.14

We’re appealing for help after a young horse with a broken leg was cruelly dumped among rubbish at a flytipping hotspot.

A member of the public spotted the injured piebald yearling in Bramble Lane, Upminster, Essex, at 8.30am on Monday, 7 July and moved her to safety.

Sadly when the yearling was examined by a vet it was discovered she had a broken front leg and she was put to sleep to stop her suffering further.

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10.07.14

As the number of scientific procedures using animals rises again, we challenge the justification for animal use.

Today (Thursday, 10 July), the government announced that the number of scientific procedures carried out on animals in the UK rose once again (by 0.3 per cent, or 11,600 procedures) during 2013 and now stands at 4.12 million.

In total, there were 4.02 million animals used for the first time during 2013 – a slight fall from the 2012 figure (note: animals … Continue reading…