17.01.14

A pair of orphaned otter cubs rescued by us have become firm friends after they were stranded in separate incidents during the recent storms.

Santon and Storm are being cared for at our Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Cheshire after they were both separated from their mothers in river storm surges.

Inspectors were called to collect a 12-week-old female cub after she was discovered shivering and cold in a barn at the back of a pub called Santon Bridge  … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the bodies of three young cats were found laid out beneath a telegraph pole on a country road in Cumbria. They had suffered massive head injuries, thought to be the result of deliberate, repeated blows.

 

They were reported to the RSPCA yesterday (Monday 18 November) after being spotted by a member of the public on an unnamed road off the A593 in Hawthwaite, a few miles north of Broughton- in-Furness.

 

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20.06.13

We are appealing for information after three herring gulls were shot with an airgun in a Cumbrian town.

The birds were found on Church Street in St Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria with several air gun pellets scattered around them last Wednesday (12 June). Two had died, and a third was badly injured and taken to a vet for treatment.

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14.06.13

This year’s Appleby Horse Fair has been the most successful ever from an animal welfare point of view, with fewer incidents and fewer warnings than ever before. 

It comes as the annual Gypsy and Traveller event, which started on Thursday, 6 June, ends for another year.

RSPCA Chief Inspector Rob Melloy said:

“We’ve seen a different fair this year, it has to be said. The atmosphere has been positive throughout, with a lot of people coming to speak to

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04.06.13

We are urging people not to bring dogs to Appleby Horse Fair, Cumbria for the annual Gypsy and Traveller event, which starts on Thursday (6-12 June).

Despite advising people of the dangers, our officers pulled two dogs out of hot cars again during the 2012 event. Their owners were given cautions.

Dogs die in hot cars

RSPCA Chief Inspector Rob Melloy, said:

It’s unacceptable. Dogs shouldn’t be brought to the fair at all, it is quite simply no place

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