We have warned that the threat of rabies in Britain could go up 60 fold, after calls we received about puppy trade went up by 33 per cent last year.

Following our report showing the huge rise in the numbers of dogs being imported from eastern Europe, MPs are now discussing measures to halt this illegal trade before an outbreak of disease, such as rabies.

MPs will discuss the increasing problems of the European puppy trade during a 10 … Continue reading…

Tuesday 25 March 2014

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information about an incredibly thin dog who was handed in to the Bryn y Maen animal centre in Upper Colwyn Bay on Thursday 6 March.

The female Staffie cross breed dog, named “Twiggy” by centre staff, was handed in by a group of people who found her abandoned on the side of the A458 road in Conwy county.

Inspector Mike Pugh who is investigating the incident, said: ”Twiggy was in a … Continue reading…


A rescue cat left dumped in a box outside a shop has proved to be the purrrrrrfect pet by raising the alarm when her young owner’s blood sugar levels dip to dangerous levels.

Pippa was adopted by the Jansa family  from our Canterbury, Dover and District Branch last year, who were won over by her friendly nature and sociable character.

Little did they know the black-and-white cat would give them more than just love and cuddles. Pippa appears to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is offering runners the chance to take part in the now sold-out Leeds Half Marathon. The organisers announced they have no more places available for the race on Sunday 11 May earlier today (Monday 24 March).


The news means the only places still available are those held by charities.


RSPCA fundraising manager for the North Amy Weaver-Tyler said: “If you were intending signing up but never got round to it, you need not be disappointed.

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Today two greyhounds, who are currently in our care, appeared on ITV’s This Morning in the hopes of finding a new home.

Bobby and Wendy didn’t have the best start in life and were rescued from unsuitable living conditions. They are now in the care of our Leybourne Animal Centre in West Malling.

An inseparable couple

Staff at the centre say the pair are ‘a devoted couple who gaze at each other lovingly when they go into their neighbouring … Continue reading…