20.11.13

Today (Wednesday 20 November) saw his Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester officially opened our flagship state of the art animal centre and hospital in Birmingham.

Our new Animal Centre and Hospital at Newbrook Farm, Frankley is our national centre of excellence for animal welfare.

A host of civic dignitaries from across the West Midlands attended the prestigious event – and were joined by staff and volunteers and our chief executive Gavin Grant.

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20.11.13

We received a very special delivery when a young puffin was found on a pavement outside a Post Office.

The forlorn looking bird was spotted by a man in Strood, Kent, and taken to a vet before being transferred to our Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre.

The puffin, nicknamed Pat after the world’s favourite postman, has been nursed back to health and is set to be released back into the wild today.

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20.11.13

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences surrounding the sale of animals following a multi-agency investigation in Prestwich, Greater Manchester.

Uniformed RSPCA inspectors and officers from our special operations unit, along with Trading Standards officers from Salford City Council and Bury Council, as well as officers from Project Gulf at Greater Manchester Police, attended the property in Greenhill yesterday  (Monday 18 November).

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19.11.13

We are braced for increased calls during cold snap

We are urging farmers to get in touch if they need help with their animals caught in the predicted snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures.

With weather warnings for treacherous conditions increasing, we are seeking to reassure farmers that help is at hand and encourage them to make extra preparations in case it takes a sudden turn for the worse.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after the bodies of three young cats were found laid out beneath a telegraph pole on a country road in Cumbria. They had suffered massive head injuries, thought to be the result of deliberate, repeated blows.

 

They were reported to the RSPCA yesterday (Monday 18 November) after being spotted by a member of the public on an unnamed road off the A593 in Hawthwaite, a few miles north of Broughton- in-Furness.

 

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