Thursday 28 February 2013

In the wake of the horse meat scandal and ongoing welfare concerns for horses, the RSPCA is again expressing its deep concern about the usefulness of the horse passport system, which aims to keep track of horses for disease control.


The RSPCA has found that three quarters of the horses we take in do not have passports and are not microchipped, a legal requirement.  A lack of enforcement means that owners don’t keep passports updated … Continue reading…

Wednesday 27 February 2013


The RSPCA are outraged that the Government have ignored public, parliamentary, EU Commission and scientific opinion and announced that it will be going ahead with plans for badger cull this summer.


Plans for these pilot culls had been due to go ahead last autumn but were postponed but today (Wednesday 27 February) Defra issued a statement saying that the final licences had been granted and that the culls would go ahead from June. They … Continue reading…

Tuesday 26 February 2013

The RSPCA is urging supporters to sign up for Jane Tomlinson’s Walk For All Peak District Walking Festival, and to do it for the animals.


We’re one of the partner charities for the event for the first time this year, which takes place on Sunday 28 April in the Hope Valley.


Amy Smith, North regional fundraising manager, said: ”We’re so excited to be involved in this event, and are sure our supporters will be … Continue reading…

Tuesday 26 February 2013

A dog has been found dumped in a field in Darwen, Lancashire in a terrible state. The elderly Staffordshire bull terrier-cross, which couldn’t walk, was found by a dog walker.


The dog was emaciated, had a swollen front leg, was covered in sores and had a lump on his neck which was restricting his breathing. He was put to sleep on veterinary advice to end his suffering


He was found in a field, known … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was fatally poisoned in Bargoed.

The animal was found crying loudly and staggering at an address in Lewis Crescent, Bargoed on Sunday 24 February. The owners took the grey female cat to a veterinary surgery in Newport and they confirmed that she was suffering from antifreeze poisoning. The animal was put to sleep by a vet.

RSPCA inspector Emma Smith said: “We urgently need more information about this poisoning. There may … Continue reading…