Four lorries of sheep and calves arrived at the Dover Docks this morning and sailed to Calais, with a further shipment expected later today.

Today marks the biggest shipment of animals from Dover since trade resumed from the port in May.

The lorries were loaded onto the boat, the Joline, a flat-bottomed Russian tank carrier designed to work in rivers not the open sea, in the early hours of the morning. A further shipment is expected this afternoon at … Continue reading…

Final preparations are taking place for the biggest event in RSPCA Great Ayton Animal Centre’s calendar – the summer Gala Day and Fun Dog Show.


The event takes place on Sunday 1 September at the animal centre on Yarm Lane in Great Ayton and everyone is invited to attend.


Olivia Hatcher, deputy manager of RSPCA Great Ayton said: “It’s an extremely busy time, as you can imagine, as the planning and organisation is all done on top of … Continue reading…

Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre have nine ‘Super Staffies’ looking for new homes

Friday 23 August 2013

RSPCA Cymru’s animal centre in North Wales is making a special appeal for loving homes for nine Staffordshire Bull Terriers they have in their care.

Staff at Bryn-y-Maen in upper Colwyn Bay say all nine of the dogs have completely different characters and are looking for totally different homes. Some are energetic and active while others are more cuddly and happy with a short walk. … Continue reading…

Thursday 22 August 2013

Three pets have been abandoned at a house in Mountain Ash by their owners who are suspected of doing a “midnight flit” from the property.

Police officers and RSPCA Inspector Gemma Cooper were called to the house in Dilwyn Street after being alerted by a member of the public.

As there were no keys available for the property access was gained through the front window of the house.

Inside a St Bernard dog, a cat and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA London South East branch is offering free microchipping for your dog or cat throughout the month of September when you go in for their annual vaccinations.


There are three sessions on Sunday 1, 15 and 29 from 12pm to 4pm.


There is no need to book – just turn up to the sessions run by Easipetcare and the RSPCA at 380 Norwood Road, London SE27 9AA.


You will be able to get an initial vaccination … Continue reading…