The RSPCA is offering free short term pet boarding for flood victims who have been forced to leave  their homes.

 

Specially trained water rescue teams from the RSPCA have helped rescue both people and animals since the disaster started at the weekend.

 

Now that the water appears to be receding and the clean-up has started we are offering pet boarding to people who have been made homeless.

 

RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy said: “This is a terribly … Continue reading…

Four flood rescue teams of specially trained RSPCA officers have been out rescuing animals and people during Storm Desmond.

 

Cats, dogs, rabbits and even chickens have all been rescued, mainly from residential properties across the north of England, where their owners were forced to evacuate the rising flood waters.

 

As well as helping animals, the RSPCA’s flood teams have also been assisting other emergency services and have so far rescued 36 people.

 

Among those was a semi-conscious … Continue reading…

The death of two horses in a crash on the ‘flashing lane’ at Appleby Horse Fair* on Friday (5 June) has ‘overshadowed’ what was otherwise a good event for animal welfare.

 

The RSPCA appealed for information after the incident which happened on Long Marton Road, traditionally used for driving and riding horses at high speed to be shown off to potential buyers.

 

One horse died and a second horse had to be put to sleep by a vet … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for witnesses after a crash on the ‘flashing lane’ at Appleby Horse Fair this afternoon (Friday 5 June), where horses are ridden and driven at high speed to show them off to potential buyers.

One horse died at the scene and another horse had to be put to sleep by a vet from Redwings Horse Sanctuary.

RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy said: “We believe one horse was pulling a sulky whilst the other is thought to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people not to bring dogs to Appleby Horse Fair*, which starts tomorrow (Thursday 4-Monday 8 June) in the Cumbrian town of Appleby-in-Westmorland.

 

RSPCA animal welfare officers say they spent more time dealing with dogs in hot cars last year than incidents involving horses.

 

RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy said: “We’re being loud and clear on this subject – don’t bring dogs to Appleby Horse Fair.

 

“Last year four collie-type dogs were removed from … Continue reading…