The RSPCA today announced that Chief Executive Gavin Grant has stepped down with immediate effect because of medical concerns about his health.

Mr Grant joined the RSPCA in January 2012 and has been instrumental in raising the profile of the Society as well as laying the foundations for its long term future development.

Mr Grant said:

“It has been a huge honour to have held this post. The RSPCA is a magnificent organisation at the heart of what is … Continue reading…

Collies Rory and Pepe need stable loving homes after unsettled starts in life.
Monday 24 February 2014

RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre in north Wales is appealing for loving homes for two dogs in their care who deserve the best of futures after terrible starts in life.


Pepe was originally rescued as a puppy from horrendous conditions along with a large number of other collies. Soon after he came into the care of RSPCA Bryn-y-Maen, Colwyn Bay, he was diagnosed … Continue reading…

Monday 24 February 2014

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after two cats from the same household returned home with snares around their necks in the Vale of Glamorgan.

The first cat returned to his home at Wren road, St Athan on Sunday 16 February with a snare wrapped so tightly around his neck he could hardly breathe. Fortunately the owner was able to remove the snare and the cat was uninjured. On Friday 21 February the owner’s other cat … Continue reading…

Pet owners urged to take care after dog dies chewing e-cigarette


We’re advising pet owners to keep e-cigarettes and their refills out of harm’s way after a dog died from chewing the nicotine capsule.

The e-liquid within the vaporisers contain nicotine and can include chemicals such as propylene glycol and polyethylene glycol 400 which are mixed with vegetable glycerin and flavourings.

Nicotine is toxic to animals with poisoning occurring very rapidly and can be fatal.

Keep e-cigarettes out of … Continue reading…

A collapsed dog so weak he couldn’t even lift his head was found dropped over a 6ft fence into the grounds of an RSPCA animal centre in Blackpool this morning (Wednesday 19 February).


The male greyhound-type dog was in a terrible state when staff at RSPCA Blackpool & North Lancashire Branch Animal Centre – known locally as Longview Animal Centre – on Division Lane, found him when they arrived at work at 8.15am.


Animal centre manager Rachel Rogers … Continue reading…