The RSPCA is investigating after two snakes were found dumped outside in a vivarium in Barrow in Furness.

 

The corn snakes, which are non-venomous constrictors, were found at around 10.30am on Wednesday (14 January) in a gated back street behind Paradise Street, with the rubbish bins.

 

RSPCA inspector Will Lamping said: “It was very cold and it’s unlikely they would have survived very long had they not been found.

 

“Snakes can’t regulate their own body temperatures and … Continue reading…

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.

To help you … Continue reading…

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…