The RSPCA is appealing for information after a young puppy was found abandoned on a Buckinghamshire road last week.


‘Bugle’, as staff at the charity’s Blackberry Farm Animal Centre have named him, was found on the evening of Wednesday 9 October by a passer by.  The ten week old cross breed dog had been left tied to a lamp post on the road that runs between Haddenham and Stone.


He was cared for overnight by the person who … Continue reading…

We warn of increase in live animals destined for slaughter


We’ve reiterated our calls for greater checks on live animals bound for France, as exports increase in the lead up to the annual Eid festival.

Yesterday seven lorry loads of live animals went through the port of Dover  and were loaded onto the boat, the Joline, which is carrying sheep that we believe will be slaughtered without pre-stunning for use in the religious festival of Eid.

The trade in … Continue reading…

Frankie needs a new home for Halloween!


Friday 11 October 2013


The RSPCA Newport Animal Centre is searching for a home for a special little dog who just happens to have big bat-like ears.


The dog (pictured below), a cross between a Papillon and a Jack Russell terrier, is white but has enormous brown ears.  Resisting Halloween themed names like Frankenweenie or Bat Fink, staff at the centre have kept the little dog’s original name of Frankie…. Continue reading…


We are outraged at the loss of hundreds of badger’s lives in what has proved to be a ‘farcical’ pilot cull.

It has been confirmed that number of badgers shot during the pilot badger cull in Somerset is well below the target required (850 badgers have been shot in the area over the six-week trial, just over 40% of an initial target of 2,081), which could potentially make bovine TB in cattle worse not better. Now Defra have … Continue reading…

Sensory garden wins for pioneering approach to animal welfare.

Tuesday 8 October 2013

A garden designed to give stray dogs a better quality of life while they wait to be rehomed has been given an award for innovation by the RSPCA.

Cardiff Council’s Cardiff Dogs Home was one of four organisations that scooped an Innovator Award 2013 in the charity’s annual Community Animal Welfare Footprint awards scheme. CAWF aims to recognise and promote those that have made the extra effort … Continue reading…