16.12.13

Our research has shown that almost a quarter (24%) of pet owners will be dishing up a plate of Christmas dinner for their pet this year.

However, the festive treat could backfire as many of the traditional Christmas trimmings are toxic for dogs and cats.

Last year more than a dozen dogs were admitted to our hospitals after being ‘treated’ to Christmas dinner by their owners.

Festive food can be dangerous for our pets

Angela Grigg, manager at Putney … Continue reading…

16.12.13

We are set to release two geese, which had been shot with crossbows, back to the wild tomorrow (17 December).

The pair were rescued by us after they were seen injured on The Mere in Elsmere, Shropshire.

The release is even more poignant for RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) Elaine Williams after she had her nose broken by one of the geese while trying to catch it.

One of the geese had been shot in its wing by a … Continue reading…

13.12.13

Hardworking staff and volunteers at the RSPCA’s East Winch Wildlife Centre have been overwhelmed by public generosity as donations pour in following the rescue of orphaned seal pups.

A large number of the pups were separated from their mothers by the recent tidal surge along the Norfolk coast, which swept many of the young seals out to sea before they could even swim properly.

Almost 100 seal pups were washed up along the Norfolk coast last week

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12.12.13

A survey we conducted has revealed that animal lovers are expected to spend about £300 million pampering their pets this Christmas.

Nine out of ten owners (91 per cent) are buying their pet a present this year, with almost a fifth (18 per cent), admitting they will be spending more on their pet than their mother-in-law.

Our poll of almost 900 pet owners revealed most (54 per cent), will be spending up to £10 on their pet’s present. … Continue reading…

AMs must now ensure equine welfare remains high up on the agenda in 2014

Wednesday 11 December 2013

RSPCA Cymru is delighted that Assembly Members have voted unanimously in support of the Welsh Government’s Control of Horses (Wales) Bill.

The new legislation, which will seek Royal Assent in early 2014, will equip local authorities with additional powers to tackle fly-grazing and abandonment problems which can have severe consequences for animal welfare and community safety.

RSPCA Cymru firmly believes this is … Continue reading…