A new survey reveals over ninety-five per cent of teachers say teaching children about animal welfare would help make them more compassionate and socially aware.

Our survey has revealed that teachers are strongly in support of teaching animal welfare in the classroom. 93 per cent of respondents stated they would teach animal welfare in the classroom if they had the time.

Teaching respect and care for animals

It’s long been argued that encouraging children to respect and care for … Continue reading…


We’re offering young people the chance to win amazing prizes – in return for them getting snap happy with their favourite animals.

Young people aged 18 and under can enter our photography competition for a chance to win a first prize of a weekend photography break with award winning wildlife photographer Danny Green from Natures Images. All winners will get vouchers for photographic equipment from Wex Photographic and Olympus.

Our judging panel for 2014 includes long standing judge … Continue reading…

We remind bank holiday gardeners to be on the look out for wildlife


We’re warning gardeners to tread carefully this bank holiday to avoid disturbing or harming the wildlife which may be living in their gardens.

Every year we receive calls about wild animals with distressing and often fatal gardening related injuries which in most cases are completely avoidable. With gardeners likely to make the most of the long weekend we are urging caution.

Quick checks for wild animals … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging caution on the roads after a peacock got stuck in the grille of a car.

We were called very early on Tuesday morning (20 May) after the bird was discovered caught in the front of the vehicle in Peterlee Road in Cowley, Oxford.

Unfortunately, he was so badly injured by the accident that he had to put to sleep to end his suffering. It is not known how long he was stuck there but he was … Continue reading…


Staff at our West Hatch Wildlife Centre have plenty of little mouths to feed after an influx of baby tawny owls were admitted into our care.

Over a four week period our West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton, Somerset, has seen the equivalent of one tawny owlet admission per day. Now the centre is packed to the rafters with the young nestlings and fledglings.

The young tawny owls were brought in from across the south-west of England after they … Continue reading…