We’re warning pet owners to take precautions ahead of the storms and high winds forecast for the weekend.

Heavy rain and high winds could pose a threat to all animals and we’re urging pet owners in areas predicted to be hit by storms to keep a close eye on their animals.


Take extra care in extreme weather

There have been recent media reports of cats being lifted into the air by the strong gusts in some parts of … Continue reading…


Yesterday our dedicated water rescue team rescued 18 horses from a flooded area in Christchurch, Dorset.

Beginning at 7.30am the operation involved 17 of our specially trained water rescue officers as well as two chief inspectors and an equine officer.

They set up a corral at the location in the Stony Lane area followed by rope fences across the water to form a channel for the horses to go through and enter the corral area.  Most of the water … Continue reading…

Fifty five dogs – including breeding bitches and puppies – have been seized by Durham Constabulary and placed in RSPCA care after warrants were executed at six addresses this morning (Thursday 6 February).


Six people – five men and one woman – were arrested at the addresses in Shotton Colliery and Haswell and taken to a police station to be interviewed. Arrangements have been made for a seventh person, a woman, to attend voluntarily later today.


The joint, … Continue reading…

Influx of calls about goldfish being eaten as part of drinking ‘game’


We are condemning an alarming new trend involving fish being eaten as part of a bizarre drinking game.

There has been a spike of calls to us in the last week all describing videos of people drinking a shot of alcohol with a fish inside.

The incidents appear to be part of new craze called ‘Neknominating’, involving people filming themselves ‘necking’ alcohol, then nominating a friend … Continue reading…


The RSPCA is appealing for information about the owner of an emaciated horse found in a field in the Harold Hill area of Romford last Wednesday (29 January).


The black cob, named Matilda by RSPCA and Redwings staff, was found in the field off Lower Bedfords Road.  She was so thin that a Redwings Field Officer described her as being ‘like a skeleton’.


Veterinary examinations revealed that the horse, aged between eight and 12 years old, was … Continue reading…