This St George’s Day we ask – can you resist these gorgeous Georges in need of a new home?

As today is national day for England we are hoping the Great British public can help give the animals in our care a loving home.

Trapped behind a wall

Two-year-old Georgie was originally called George until it was discovered that she is actually a female.  Georgie was rescued by our inspectors when she was found trapped behind the wall of … Continue reading…

Tuesday 22 April 2014

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information following the abandonments of a turtle and three terrapins in two separate incidents in south-east Wales.

The turtle was found in a lake at Garn Lakes nature reserve in Blaenavon on Wednesday 9 April 2014 by a member of the public who was concerned for its welfare as it appeared to be weak and lethargic.

The football-sized reptile was later identified as an African sideneck turtle and was distinctive as … Continue reading…


On Tuesday 15 April Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted to strengthen two proposed European laws, which will have an impact on the lives millions of animals.

The European Commission published the two bills last year – a proposed Animal Health Law, and a new Regulation on Official Controls. Together they aim to provide a modern, simple and risk-based approach to the protection of animal and human health.

However we believed the bills did not go far enough … Continue reading…


The number of complaints about animal poisoning reported to us has increased by nearly ten per cent in the space of a year.

The figures were revealed today as we warn owners about accidentally poisoning their pets by giving them harmful treats, such as chocolate, this Easter.

We received 1,154 poisoning complaints last year from concerned members of the public. This was up from 1,055 in 2012.

It is a criminal offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006Continue reading…

With just days to go, final preparations are taking place for RSPCA Felledge Animal Centre’s Easter Fair & Eggstravaganza at the weekend.


The event is taking place at the Beaney Lane centre in Chester le Street between 11.30am and 2pm on Easter Sunday (20 April 2014)


RSPCA Felledge animal centre manager Maggie Eden said: “It’ll be a really family-focused day with lots of activities for the children, a raffle, tombola and some great goodies for sale – we’re … Continue reading…