Senseless slaughter continues

04.09.13

We’re appalled after learning that hundreds of badgers are now being shot in parts of Gloucestershire as well as Somerset, as part of the pilot badger culls.

The cull may have started but we remain committed to persuading the government to put a stop to this misguided, unethical and unscientific attempt to control bovine TB in cattle. We believe it will not help solve the problems caused by this devastating disease or benefit cattle, badgers or … Continue reading…

03.09.13

A hedgehog has had a lucky escape after getting completely entangled in a badminton court net.

The prickly mammal was rescued by us after being found in a garden in Whatley, near Chard in Somerset last Thursday (August 29) by a member of the public.

The net was so tightly wound around him it was caught in his spines and in his mouth. It is not known how long he had been like this but he had been unable … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information about the owner of an injured cat who was left in a taped up carrier just off a beaten track in woodland in Brandon, in Suffolk.

The blue cat carrier, which was tightly shut with a lot of gaffer tape, was found by a walker near Willow Close on Monday 2 September around 6pm. There was a plate of food inside the cage.

 

The cat, an entire male, black and white long-haired cat … Continue reading…

02.09.13

The second RSPCA and PRP Rescue Services Rescue Horse/Pony of the Year has been hailed a resounding success after taking place at Equifest on 17 August.  As well as the competition, six horses taken to the show by us were rehomed.

This year the classes were increased from two to six and there were more than 70 entries overall, compared to 43 entries in 2012. The best ponies and horses in each class went into the championship which took … Continue reading…