30.09.13

Sergeant Pen Farthing is up for a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Daily Mirror and RSPCA Animal Hero Awards after rescuing 500 stray dogs from the war zone in Afghanistan.

The former Royal Marine who set up Afghanistan’s first official animal rescue centre first became aware of the animal crisis while stationed in the country six years ago.

After breaking up a dogfight, a common ‘sport’ in the local villages, he was befriended by an injured dog, who followed Continue reading…

 

Four orphaned hoglets have been rescued from a Prestatyn caravan park.

The young hedgehogs were found huddled together and shivering on Sunday 29 September at Sunnylands Caravan Park on Shore Road. One of them had already died whilst the remaining hoglets were covered in fly eggs.

RSPCA officer Will Galvin said: “As RSPCA officers we rescue endangered animals in all kinds of situations. Without our intervention these hoglets would have perished without food or water and were vulnerable to … Continue reading…

 A small terrapin taking a Sunday stroll in a Barry street has been rescued by an RSPCA officer.

The tiny reptile was spotted by a member of the public in Main Street on the morning of Sunday 29 September. The terrapin has a white ring mark on his shell and seems to be in good condition.

 RSPCA inspector Gemma Black said: “How this terrapin ended up in a Barry street is a complete mystery. We would like to hear from … Continue reading…

27.09.13

Yesterday (26 September) we and Redwings Horse Sanctuary carried out a day-long joint operation to remove a group of 46 horses from a field where they were at risk of suffering.

RSPCA Chief Inspector John Harrod and Inspector Claire Crowther met with Hampshire police, Redwings vet Nic De Brauwere and their round-up team at the site off New Odiham Road in Alton, Hampshire at 8am.  Hampshire Trading Standards have also been working on the issue and joined us at … Continue reading…

A dog has been found in a garden in West Hardwick, Wakefield with injuries all over his body. The ‘bull Lurcher’ – a cross between a Lurcher and a bull type dog – was covered in old and new wounds.

 

A home-owner, who lives on Hardwick Lane, was alerted to the dog’s plight after his own dogs started barking at around 2am on Tuesday morning (24 September).

 

The injured dog is described as an entire male, mostly black … Continue reading…