She may only be just eight weeks old but already little Fleur has endured more in her short life than many animals will ever face in a lifetime.

 

Little Fleur was born with a hole in her heart and will also need to have one of her legs amputated due to a deformity.

 

But despite having to deal with these terrible health issues, RSPCA staff say Fleur is a unique bundle of fun – who they desperately want … Continue reading…

06.08.13

While tougher sentencing can act as a deterrent for some irresponsible owners on its own it will do little to prevent dog attacks.

Further we are concerned that the package of measures, including this latest proposal about sentencing, could compromise dog welfare as well as some dog owners abandoning their dogs leading to our centres and others picking up the pieces.

We have long called for genuine early intervention and preventative measures to try to prevent such incidents from … Continue reading…

03.08.13

We were called to deal with an unusual rescue in Birmingham last weekend – an escaped porcupine.

The adventurous rodent had managed to dig his way out of his home and ended up hiding in some undergrowth in Iris Drive, Birmingham.

The porcupine was found after a dog had gone into the bushes to investigate and came out with porcupine spikes on his body, but it was checked over and was okay following the encounter.

The dog’s owner investigated … Continue reading…

 

The countdown is on to the biggest ever RSPCA Felledge Animal Centre Fun Day – and this year there are going to be some very special guests.

 

The event, which takes place at the centre on Beaney Lane, Chester Moor on Saturday 10 August, is being opened by Durham County Council Chairman Councillor Pauline Charlton, who will also announce a brand new class in the dog show, ‘Best Felledge Rescue Dog’.

 

Councillor Charlton said: “It’s … Continue reading…

Five bantams sealed in a cardboard box with no ventilation have been dumped on the drive of a chicken keeper in Telford.

The chickens were left around 0830 yesterday morning ( 1 August) at a house in Newcomen Way. The woman who found them said she thought they had been left there because she did keep chickens herself.

 

 

RSPCA inspector Elaine Williams said: “The box was clean but had no bedding in it and no food and water … Continue reading…