A kitten narrowly avoided drowning after she was rescued from a drainpipe by the RSPCA and fire and rescue officers.

The tiny female tabby kitten, thought to be about eight weeks old, was stuck in a six inch underground drainage pipe between two manhole covers in Southern Way, Harlow.

RSPCA inspector Steve Craddock and rescue officers from Harlow Fire Station carried out the rescue.

The fire officers cleared debris from the pipe and drained away the water to try and … Continue reading…

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Staff at RSPCA Great Ayton Animal Centre in Middlesbrough are urging people not to buy animals as gifts this Christmas, and consider sponsoring a kennel, cat pen or rabbit run instead.


The animal centre – which looks after some of the most cruelly-treated and neglected animals in the North East including dogs, cats and rabbits – is hoping the sponsorship scheme will make a good present for animal lovers and raise some much needed funds…. Continue reading…

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Staff at RSPCA Felledge Animal Centre are saying thanks to all who supported them at their Christmas Fair this weekend.


The event, which took place on Sunday (9 December 2012), raised £1,234.88 towards looking after the animals in their care over the Christmas period. Four people also signed up to the Safe Haven kennel/cat pen sponsorship scheme*.


The centre, in Chester Moor, Chester-le-Street is home to 42 dogs and 64 cats, at a rate … Continue reading…

Anyone making a New Year resolution to raise money for charity or run a marathon is being urged to apply for the Brighton Marathon in support of the RSPCA.

The marathon takes place on Sunday 14 April 2013 and the run is 26.2 miles through picturesque Preston Park and the best of Brighton city centre, including the iconic Brighton Pavilion.

Heading east along the scenic coast road, runners have panoramic views of the English Channel and glorious glimpse of the

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  Free chips for pets for Christmas  





Tuesday 4 December 2012


The RSPCA is offering free cat and dog microchipping at a clinic in South London.


The sessions will be held on Sunday 9 December and Sunday 23 December from 12 noon to 4pm.


Pet owners do not need to book – just turn up with your cat or dog for a free microchip or for reduced price vaccinations – initial vaccinations are £15, second vaccinations … Continue reading…