THE RSPCA is desperately trying to find new homes for some young horses which had been dumped by their careless owners.

Over the past year the RSPCA has seen a huge increase in the amount of horses being disowned or allowed to get in to appalling states.

This has led to hundreds of horses, many of them young, coming into RSPCA care.

Among those looking for a new home or a place in a foster home are Admiral, Bart, and … Continue reading…

Tuesday 26 March 2013


The RSPCA is asking if you have time to spare to join our dedicated team of fundraising volunteers collecting at Tesco stores in your area this RSPCA Week (Monday 29 April to Sunday 5 May).


RSPCA regional fundraising manager Amy Smith said: “Our inspectors and animal welfare officers rescue around 140,000 animals every year – that’s about 2,700 a week.


“It costs us in excess of £127m per year to rescue, rehabilitate and … Continue reading…

Tuesday 26 March 2013

Officers from the RSPCA North of England water rescue team have won a BBC Radio York Flood Hero Award, recognising their successful efforts to save two donkeys from a field last September.


The ceremony took place at the Guildhall in York this morning (Tuesday 26 March) when the winners were announced and presented with trophies and certificates.


The team, led by RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent, won the ‘Harrogate Flood Hero’ award for the … Continue reading…

The ensnared badger rescued by RSPCA inspector Neill Manley on 18 March has been released into the wild at the spot where the animal was found.

RSPCA officer Neill Manley rescued the animal in Parkmill on 18 March. The badger was examined by a vet before being released.

Commenting on the successful operation, Neill said: “After a few days recuperating the badger was released at dusk. As I carried him back to where he came from, the animal seemed to … Continue reading…

Monday 25 March 2013

Officers from the RSPCA’s North of England water rescue team will attend the BBC Radio York Flood Hero Awards tomorrow (Tuesday 26 March), in which they have been nominated.


The ceremony is due to take place at the Guildhall in York in the morning when the winners will be announced.


They were nominated by the owners of two donkeys – four year old ‘Noah’ and 15 year old ‘David Crockett’ – after they rescued … Continue reading…