Tuesday 31 December 2013

An orphaned otter cub found on the bank of an estuary in Gwynedd is making good progress at an RSPCA wildlife centre.

The male otter cub was discovered by a member of the public after they heard loud squeaking noises while out walking near the village of Talsarnau on Boxing Day.

When there was no sign of the parents returning and as the cub was becoming increasingly distressed he was taken into the care of a … Continue reading…


A new survey released today (Boxing Day) shows 80 per cent of the Great British public think that fox hunting should not be made legal again.

Released by the League Against Cruel Sports, RSPCA and IFAW, the survey also shows:

  • 85 per cent think deer hunting should not be made legal again.
  • 87 per cent think hare hunting/coursing should not be made legal again.
  • Those living in rural areas did not hold different views to those living in urban
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Regulations for dog breeding establishments will contain a minimum staff:dog ratio of 1 to 20 excluding puppies.

Monday 23 December 2013

RSPCA Cymru is deeply disappointed that the Welsh Government is proceeding with plans to implement regulations for dog breeding establishments in Wales which could see a single member of staff looking after hundreds of dogs and puppies at the same time.

The Welsh Government has confirmed this evening that they intend to proceed with a minimum staff to dog … Continue reading…

A 19 year old woman from Staffordshire has had her hair shaved off in aid of the RSPCA, raising much-needed funds.


#AnimalHero Nikki Kelly, who lives on Linden Grove, Newcastle Under Lyme, did the sponsored event on Friday (20 December) at her local Toni & Guy salon, who took the opportunity to become #AnimalHeroes themselves by doing it for free and offering discounted follow up appointments.


Nikki said: “They were the first place I rang and they said … Continue reading…


We are braced for a busy festive period after dealing with a bumper number of calls about cruelty over Christmas last year (2012).

Last year staff answered 833 calls about neglect and cruelty on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day – 53 per cent more than the same period in 2011.

Calls to help collect injured and abandoned animals were also up by about a third (32%) from 584 in 2011 to 769 last year.

Chief Inspector … Continue reading…