27.06.14

Were looking for action-loving supporters to join in with our tough 24-hour Lake District challenge on 12 September 2014.

The 24-hour challenge reflects the 24-hour nature of the work undertaken by our officers and involves hiking, cycling and canoeing.

On your 24-hour journey you’ll experience the beautiful sights of the Lake District by sunset and sunrise.

Are you up to the 24-hour challenge?

This new challenge is designed to test your fitness, endurance, determination and teamwork.

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The RSPCA says the main issues at this year’s Appleby Horse Fair* were dogs being left in hot cars and the over-working of horses, despite warnings ahead of the annual gypsy and traveller event.

 

The fair started on Thursday (6 June) and is winding down to its official end tomorrow (Thursday 11 June).

 

Four collie-type dogs were removed from the back of a pick-up truck on Friday afternoon (7 June). They were checked over by a vet and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people not to bring dogs to Appleby Horse Fair, Cumbria during the annual Gypsy and Traveller event, which starts on Thursday (5-11 June)*.

 

Despite repeatedly advising people of the dangers, police and the RSPCA rescued a German Shepherd dog from a hot car last year. The owner was convicted of two offences, banned from keeping dogs and ordered to pay £10,000 in costs. The previous year two dogs were removed from hot cars. Their owners … Continue reading…

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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