The RSPCA is appealing for witnesses to an alleged attack on a dog in Clitheroe the Saturday before Christmas (21 December 2013) to come forward.

 

It’s alleged that a Border terrier-type dog was kicked, thrown into a road and dropped off a bridge into a stream by a man on Waterloo Road just before 11pm, in front of several people.

 

The female dog – described as tan and black with some white on her chest – was rescued … Continue reading…

14.01.14

Alexandra – who volunteered for our Chichester branch before moving to Pulborough to set up her own animal sanctuary, was a British actress and sex symbol of the 1960s and 1970s and won acclaim in her home country as the female lead of ITV’s occult detective series The Champions.

RSPCA South East branch operations manager Paul Williams said:
“Alexandra was devoted to animals and spent many years working tirelessly in Sussex to help animals and to support the RSPCA.”

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14.01.14

The House of Lords is preparing to debate the subject of killing without stunning this Thursday, 16 January. 

We’re renewing our call for improved welfare of all farm animals at the time of slaughter and clearer labelling of production methods.

More than 900 million farm animals are slaughtered for meat in the UK every year. The vast majority are stunned pre-slaughter. However, the law permits the Jewish and Muslim communities to kill animals by religious methods without any … Continue reading…

10.01.13

A seal rescued by us after fishing netting got caught around her neck was successfully released back into the sea today (Friday 10 January 2013).

The female adult grey seal, named Queen Size by staff because of her size, was found on a beach in Bacton, Norfolk in October in an extremely emaciated, dehydrated and weak state. The netting had dug so deeply into her flesh that two complete rings had been forged around her neck.

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10.01.13

We have helped rescue more than 60 animals from flooding in just five days.

In the most recent rescue, members of our water rescue team and a field officer from World Horse Welfare (WHW), the largest rescue and rehoming horse charity in the UK, saved two foals and seven horses from a flooded field.

Two foals, a miniature Shetland pony and six horses were trapped in a waterlogged field in Colnbrook, Berkshire, after a river nearby burst its bank…. Continue reading…