We are shocked to learn that a raccoon was made to wear a bow tie and ride a bicycle at Bluewater Shopping Centre this weekend, and fear it could encourage others to host a similarly irresponsible show in the lead up to Christmas.

The event occurred as part of a ‘Pet Expo’ which aimed to promote responsible pet ownership and animal welfare, but we strongly disagree that this aim has been achieved by an animal performing such a circus-style … Continue reading…

RSPCA Inspector urges people to get their cats neutered

Friday 25 October 2013

RSPCA Cymru is making an appeal for information after a total of eight kittens were dumped in two separate incidents in the Wrexham area during the past week.

On Sunday (20 October) a box of five kittens were found in a cardboard box at the entrance to Stryt Las Country Park, Johnstown. The kittens were around four weeks old and quite poorly but are now in the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a three-year-old pony was shot by a crossbow on Wednesday (23 October).


Chesney, a section A Welsh Mountain pony, was in his field as usual off Kingston Lane, East Preston, Little Hampton when his owner found him at about 5.45pm on Wednesday evening.  The bolt was protruding from his chest.

A vet was called immediately and the bolt was removed at the location.  Chesney then had to be treated with anti-inflammatories, painkillers, … Continue reading…

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after Humberside Police executed warrants on their addresses in Howden this morning (Thursday 24 October).


The men are suspected of being involved in hunting wildlife with dogs. They have been taken to a police station for questioning.


The intelligence-led operation involved officers from the RSPCA’s special operations unit and from Humberside Police.


Eight dogs and two hares were seized by police and placed in RSPCA care. A … Continue reading…


We are aghast to hear the badger cull in Gloucestershire has been extended for more than double its length, which could make the problems of bovine TB in cattle worse not better.

The government has now confirmed it will extend this pilot cull by an extra eight weeks after the numbers of badgers shot were revealed as less than half the target recommended by its own research. Only 30% of badgers were killed in this area in the previous … Continue reading…