We are appealing for information after a heron was shot with an airgun.

The juvenile bird was spotted in a garden in Yeovil, Somerset by a passing dog walker. He was in an underweight state and struggling to fly. We were called and an inspector came to rescue the bird and take him to the nearby West Hatch Wildlife Centre.

A veterinary examination revealed an airgun pellet and fracture in the wing, but it is hoped with a … Continue reading…

Reintroduction of Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill remains an option.

Wednesday 25 September 2013

RSPCA Cymru is disappointed that the National Assembly for Wales has agreed a motion granting permission for Westminster to legislate on matters of dog control on Wales’ behalf but is encouraged that reintroduction of the Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill remains an option.

In May the Welsh Government decided to suspend its Control of Dogs (Wales) Bill, which had broad support from the public, animal charities … Continue reading…

A Saluki-type dog has been found wandering around Middleton, Leeds in a ‘shocking’ state. She was so emaciated her bones could be seen through her skin and she was suffering such a severe skin condition she was almost completely bald.


She was spotted by a member of the public in West Grange Gardens, Belle Isle on Sunday 15 September. He was so concerned about her that he took her home and called the RSPCA.


‘Grace’, as she’s been … Continue reading…


We are delighted to learn that Hampshire County Council has voted to ban badger culling on its land, and calls on the Government to listen to this clear rejection of the cull.

Councillors overwhelmingly backed a motion to ban badger culling on county-owned land at a full council meeting in Winchester on Thursday, 19 September. The motion argued that culling was not a scientifically proven solution to the TB problem.

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The RSPCA says that on two days last week, Chihuahua puppies were dumped in Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire and left to die.



The first incident happened on Thursday night (19 September) at Walton Lodge Vets in Brewery Road when a night nurse taking out some rubbish to the bins found a red bag stuffed behind them containing three pups.


RSPCA inspector Stephen Reeves said: “This is all very unusual, especially as they are a popular pedigree breed.*

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