29.11.13

We are relieved to hear that the Government has finally come to its senses and put a stop to the badger cull in Gloucestershire three weeks early.

Sources say the cull will end at noon on Saturday rather than the 18 December date planned, after those carrying out the cull did not meet even their reduced target.

Shooters unable to meet even amended target

The initial six-week pilot cull ended in October, but was then extended for another eight … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information about the owner of a reddish brown Staffordshire Bull Terrier who was found dead in the Pool River in Sydenham on Friday 22 November.

 

The dog was lying in a few inches of water under a bridge which runs over the river near a Sainsbury’s store.

 

The path is popular with dog walkers, and the RSPCA is hopeful that someone might have seen who dumped the dog there.

 

The adult, male, … Continue reading…

29.11.13

An abused greyhound who now helps other foster dogs and a RSPCA officer nicknamed ‘Santa Paws’ have been named animal heroes at an awards ceremony last night (Thursday, November 28).

The winners of the first ever Animal Hero Awards were announced at a star-studded and heart-warming evening at The Langham Hotel in London, hosted by TV star and animal lover Amanda Holden. The event was launched by The Daily Mirror in partnership with us and celebrates tales of courageous Continue reading…

The Hastings Wild Things project run by RSPCA Mallydams Wood Education Centre has won the ‘Play Award’ at a prestigious award ceremony for professionals who work with children and young people.

The project beat off competition from  community projects from all over the country.

Children and Young People Now Awards are run by the magazine of the same name which is the ‘only dedicated magazine for professionals working with children, young people and families’.

Karen Branagh, from our fundraising department, … Continue reading…

RSPCA South Godstone urgently needs a new home for Charlie their ‘depressed’ one year old cockerel who has lost his hens.

 

Charlie came to the centre, with another cockerel and two hens, after his owner decided he could no longer look after him. His feathered brother and sisters have been rehomed so Charlie is now left on his own.

 

South Godstone deputy manager, Tony Shaw, said: “We are not sure what kind of cockerel Charlie is because he … Continue reading…