We collected a pigeon from one of the most unexpected venues on Saturday 19 July,  a Royal Navy ship.

Steve, as he was named by crew members, was found in a hangar at the top of HMS Ocean.

Fledgling in need

There were no parents to be seen and a crew member took on the pigeon’s care until the ship docked a few days later. Steve is just a young fledgling and needed feeding by hand.

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Look beyond the ‘selfie’ and be selfless for animals


We’re thrilled that the plight of hard to rehome black cats has hit the news today, but would like to assure people the reasons they are difficult to rehome is complex and based on a number of key factors.

In UK folklore, black cats symbolise good luck, yet sadly in reality they are not so lucky. There is a national problem with rehoming cats of this colour and at … Continue reading…


More people are following in the footsteps of big-hearted celebrities and rehoming one of our rescue pets.

The latest rehoming figures show that so far this year more rescue cats, dogs and horses have been adopted from us than last year.

RSPCA rehomers this year include comic John Bishop who adopted Milo the pig; double gold medal dressage star, Charlotte Dujardin, who fell in love with a foal called Santa; and actor John Hannah who gave kitten Milo a … Continue reading…


A Lowestoft man yesterday (23 July) admitted failing to meet the needs of two goldfish in the third Neknomination case brought by us.

Jack Blowers appeared at Lowestoft Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to failing to meet the needs of the fish by failing to protect them from pain, suffering and injury by swallowing them live and then regurgitating them. He also pleaded guilty to failing to provide them with a suitable environment.

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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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