30.08.13

We helped to rescue a stray pony after he stepped onto the hard cover of a swimming pool in Chichester, and plunged through getting trapped between two sections of the broken cover.

The incident happened at a house in Marsh Lane, in Runcton, near Chichester on Thursday morning.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Marie Stevens said:

“I arrived just after the fire brigade at 7.30am to find the black and white pony up to his neck in the shallow end

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29.08.13

The Charity Commission has today concluded that we are acting within our charitable purposes in conducting such campaigns as opposing the badger cull and the live export of animals for slaughter.

In its conclusion the Commission said:

“We are satisfied that it is reasonable for the RSPCA to decide that campaigning against the badger cull and live animal exports is justified in furtherance of their objectives”.

We have reconfirmed our publicly stated and long standing view, which is shared … Continue reading…

The animal was discovered with her legs and muzzle bound and a copper pipe in her mouth

Thursday 29 August 2013

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after discovering a fox tied up inside a box in the garden of a house in Swansea. The fox was alive but her legs and muzzle were tied up and there was a piece of copper piping in her mouth.

A metal fox trap was also found in the garden of the property … Continue reading…

Young swan trapped between two locks on Shropshire Canal

Tuesday 28 August 2013

A young swan has been reunited with his family after getting trapped between two locks on a section of the Shropshire canal in Powys.

The cygnet was unable to fly had become separated from the other swans and had ended up alone on the canal at Arddleen

The cygnet was trapped on the Shropshire Canal

RSPCA officer Claire Davies managed to catch the cygnet in a net. … Continue reading…

27.08.13

We are deeply saddened to learn that the pilot badger cull has begun and that hundreds of animals are now being shot in parts of Avon and Somerset, with Gloucestershire to follow soon.

We remain committed to putting a stop to this misguided attempt to control bovine TB in cattle, as we believe it will not solve the problems caused by this devastating disease.

We are also seriously concerned that the methods being used to kill the badgers are … Continue reading…