28.08.14

We ask ‘Do you give a monkey’s?’ as report investigates the alarming rise in the number of calls about pet primates and monkey trade.

We’re pushing for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a marmoset is among the latest admissions into our care.

Mickey the marmoset was picked after his owners could no longer cope or meet his needs.

He is the most recent case in a growing number of calls we’ve received about pet monkeys and … Continue reading…

01.09.14
An RSPCA officer has rescued an unusually large amount of orphaned baby polecats in the past two months.

The officer collected three baby polecats at three separate locations in West Wales. Two were found in Carmarthenshire and one was found in Ceredigion.

Animal collection officer (ACO) Ellie West said she was surprised to be called out to three orphaned baby polecats in such a short amount of time:

“It is quite unusual to have so many babies found in

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28.08.14

The search is on to find Britain’s bravest animal and human heroes!

We’re looking for the Animal Hero of the Year, Young Animal Enthusiast of the Year, Public Service Animal of the Year and other unsung heroes of the human and animal world!

The Animal Hero Awards is now in its second year and is a joint partnership between us and the Mirror newspaper. The awards aim to recognise and celebrate the most inspiring examples of bravery, dedication Continue reading…

27.08.14

Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo?…at a greengrocers in Crawley!

We  reunited an escaped parrot with his owners after he flew to a nearby greengrocers to get his five a day.

Romeo, a red lory, disappeared after he flew off from his home at Tilgate Nature Park last Tuesday 19.

However, the lure of fresh fruit proved too much for the feathered fugitive, who was soon the star attraction at a town centre fruit and veg shop.

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THE RSPCA is appealing for information after three quails were found dumped in a brown box.

A member of the public found the three young birds, which are the size of a hand, in an alley off Trebanog Road, Trebanog, Porth on Monday (25 August) at around 2.30pm.

Inspector Selina Chan said: “The three quails appear healthy.

“We are appealing for information as perhaps somebody had purchased them recently not knowing what they were doing with them.”

Anyone who may … Continue reading…