Two RSPCA inspectors waded into the water of a frozen pond in Suffolk to help a stricken swan that had discarded fishing hooks embedded in its beak and neck.

The injured swan was reported to the RSPCA’s national control centre by a concerned member of the public who spotted the injured bird near Mill Tye, in Great Cornard, near Sudbury, on Wednesday morning (16 Jan).

RSPCA inspectors Jason Finch and Nicola Thorne donned their dry suits and waded into the … Continue reading…

Friday 11 January 2013


The RSPCA is offering 25 runners the chance to take part in the first ever Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon which has sold out in just days.


Places in the event – organised by For All Events, the organisation set up by the family of charity fundraiser Jane Tomlinson as her legacy – went on sale on Tuesday but had all gone by this afternoon.


RSPCA fundraising manager for the North Amy Smith said: “This … Continue reading…

Friday 11 January 2013


The RSPCA is sharing its joy at being shortlisted for the Benfield Charity Drive in Yorkshire which means it is in with a chance of sharing a £10,000 pot.


Benfield Motor Group donate 5% of their profits every year to community projects and charitable causes through the Benfield Charitable Trust.


The successful charities are voted for by the public and the final round to decide who benefits closes on 31 January.


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If your New Year resolution is to get fit in 2013, running the Bupa London 10,000 could be the perfect training goal and a chance to raise money for the RSPCA’s vital animal welfare work.

The 10km race (6.2 miles) takes place on Monday 27 May 2013 and starts and finishes in The Mall.

It follows a clockwise route around London and runners pass many of the city’s famous sights, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Mansion House, the Bank of England, … Continue reading…

 The RSPCA says the horses stranded in flood water by the A40 in Gloucestershire have been moved to safer ground and it is continuing to advise their owners.


At the beginning of December, 60 horses and ponies became trapped on some raised ground on a farm alongside the A40 near St Oswald’s. There were two large barns and some hard standing that they had access to but no way in or out for supplies except by boat.


The … Continue reading…