Friday 22 March 2013

The RSPCA wants to hear from animal-loving adrenaline junkies who want to take on the iconic Tyne Bridge zip slide challenge and raise money for the charity.


The event takes place at 10am on Saturday 11 May. Entry is £35 and those taking part are asked to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship, which will go towards helping some of the most cruelly treated and neglected animals in the North of England.


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Video footage released by the RSPCA shows a badger being rescued from
a snare near Swansea.

You can watch the rescue at

RSPCA officer Neill Manley rescued the animal in Parkmill on 18 March.
The badger was examined and is currently in the care of the RSPCA.

Commenting on the rescue, inspector Manley said: “This incident
highlights the dangers of using snares. It’s actually illegal to
ensnare badgers, birds and deer but this instrument may have been
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Thursday 21 March 2013

It is a nonsense to say that the RSPCA squanders funds on prosecutions which could have been spent on protecting and rescuing animals. Prosecutions are one of the most effective ways of doing exactly this.

Every legal case is the result of the alleged suffering of animals. Many are victims of terrible neglect and/or cruelty and can only be removed from places of danger and protected from further harm through legal means. Once in our care … Continue reading…

Thursday 21 March 2013


An elderly Labrador cross dog has been found collapsed in a Leeds garden, emaciated and suffering. The male dog was in such a state he was put to sleep on veterinary advice.


The RSPCA was called after the dog was spotted in the garden on South Farm Road, Gipton at around 4.30pm on Saturday (16 March).  He had a skin condition resulting from an allergic reaction to fleas which had caused fur loss on … Continue reading…

An RSPCA worker is appealing for donations of antibiotics and other treatments for cats for a trip she is taking in July to Sardinia to try to help neuter some of the islands feral cats.

 The majority of cats in Sardinia are undomesticated and live in colonies bossed by one cat who may be male or female.

They live under whatever shelter they can find and survive by scavenging food from humans or by hunting wildlife.

Ann-Marie Upton, manager of … Continue reading…