THE RSPCA is reminding people to dispose of their rubbish responsibly after a gull was unable to move due to a piece of foam.

The young bird was found by a member of the public on Thursday (7 August) near Stryt Las park in Johnstown, Wrexham.

The gull was unable to walk or fly as expanding foam had encased its leg and foot.

RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas said: “Luckily the gull was spotted by a member of the public who … Continue reading…


Back in 1983 Bananarama sang about a ‘Cruel Summer’ – now we are calling 2014 the cruelest summer on record, with this Saturday set to be the ‘day from hell’.

Between January and the end of July this year we received  806,356 calls to our 24-hour national cruelty line.

This is an average of 3,822 calls every day – one every 30 seconds.

Our inspectors report an increasingly horrifying catalogue of animal crimes over the summer months including:… Continue reading…

As the RSPCA struggles to cope with the numbers of horses needing its help, two plucky equines are today (8 August) setting out with their owners on a 100 mile trek just to raise money for the charity’s Felledge Equine Centre.


Scotch, a miniature Shetland pony, and Barley, a donkey will take their owners, Tiggy Bays-Griffiths and Chelsey Bailey, on the first sponsored trek of its kind around East Anglia.


The seven day challenge begins today in Needham … Continue reading…


A little kitten rescued by soldiers at an army barracks is now looking for a new home.

The baby tabby was just five weeks old when he was found ill and straying at Tidworth Garrison in Wiltshire on 21 July.

He was extremely weak, lethargic and shaking. He was also being bullied by a larger cat, so Fusilier Damon Milward came to the rescue. He took the kitten inside, let him nestle in some nearby army uniforms for warmth, … Continue reading…

A Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog has been handed into a vets in Bishop Auckland after being found wandering the streets with a cable-tie around the base of his penis and his collar so tight his ‘eyes were bulging’.


The dog, named Rufus by vet staff, was brought into the Wilson Veterinary Group practice on Tenters Street at 10.45am on Sunday morning (3 August) and given immediate treatment.


Vets Jenni Long and Sarah Crawford are caring for him. Sarah … Continue reading…