15.08.13

A trainee guide dog has been named Joan in honour of a lady who left money to us to be used to train a guide dog.

As we don’t train guide dogs, we gave the money to the charity Guide Dogs in 2011 to sponsor the training of a dog from puppy to qualified guide dog.

Now, Joan the dog, who is named after generous supporter Joan Peggy Lindsey, has completed her first year of training with her ‘puppy … Continue reading…

The second RSPCA and PRP Rescue Services Rescue Horse/Pony of the Year is set to be even bigger and better than last year’s competition when the event takes place at Equifest this Saturday (17 August).

 

This year, Channel 5 News presenter, Emma Crosby, will be assisting the three judges in selecting the Champion and Reserve Rescue Horse/Pony of the Year at the Peterborough Showground Arena.

 

Emma said:  “I’m very excited about the show and really looking forward to … Continue reading…

“I am proud to have such an excellent facility in my constituency”

Thursday 14 August 2013

Plaid Cymru Assembly Member for South Wales East, Lindsay Whittle has spent the day visiting the RSPCA’s Animal Centre in Newport.

The centre looks after cats, dogs, rabbits, ferrets and other domestic animals and can care for over 100 animals at any one time. In 2012 175 dogs, 278 cats, 47 rabbits and 75 other animals were rehomed by the centre which meant a … Continue reading…

14.08.13

RSPCA Brighton has agreed to save ten thousand free-range chickens from slaughter.

The 18-month-old egg-laying chickens have come to the end of their usefulness for a commercial egg producer and were destined to be slaughtered. That was before our Brighton Animal Centre stepped in.

The flock is being kept at a holding site while staff at the Patcham Animal Centre work flat out to find new homes for them.

Patcham animal care assistant Diane Grout said:

“We have been

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RSPCA rescue operations come in all shapes and sizes and one of our officers in north Wales recently helped a hedgehog to freedom.

 The juvenile hedgehog was found in the drain of a garden in Townsend Avenue, Wrexham on 10 August. Despite the best efforts of the householder the prickly creature wouldn’t budge but RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas came to the rescue. The lucky hedgehog was unharmed by his ordeal and returned to the wild.

 RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas … Continue reading…