In readiness for tonight’s Halloween festivities, we have released a few important tips to keep dogs safe and comfortable.

Last year we received around 5,550 calls on Halloween from people seeking help and advice.  With the number of calls for help increasing every year, we are bracing ourselves for another busy night.

RSPCA dog expert Lisa Richards said:

“Halloween is growing in popularity every year, and while it is a fun night of costumes and chocolates it does present

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RSPCA appeals for owner to come forward
Wednesday 30 October

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for the owner of a rabbit to come forward following the animal’s death in Buckley.

The lop eared fawn and tortie coloured rabbit was attacked by a cat in Burntwood Road on Sunday 27 October. When the animal was taken to a nearby veterinary surgery, she was barely able to walk and her head was hanging to one side.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after at least three cats died from poisoning in the Santingfield South area of Luton.


Ebony, a four year old black cat (pictured), came home on 27 October.  She had been missing for two days and was disorientated and not eating when she did come home.  Her owner thought she was just off colour, but when Ebony seemed to deteriorate she took her to the vet the next day.


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We have welcomed the launch of a new study into the puppy trade across Europe, amid concerns of poor welfare standards and breeding practices.

We have concerns that dogs and cats within some EU member states are being bred irresponsibly and with welfare standards that fall well below even the minimum standards in the UK.

Joe Moran, our senior parliamentary adviser for Europe, said he hopes the new study by the European Commission could be the first step towards … Continue reading…


We are thanking pet owners and farmers for keeping their animals safe during the recent stormy weather.

Animal rescue teams were on standby to deal with emergencies as strong winds and rain lashed England and Wales on Sunday (October 27).

Happily pet owners and farmers are thought to have acted on warnings and moved their animals indoors or to higher ground.

Chief Inspector Dermot Murphy said:

“Our inspectors and call handlers were ready to deal with any emergency situation

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