To coincide with the start of Downton Abbey this past weekend, we’ve found some unusual animal doppelgangers for the cast.

All these animals are waiting in our centres for their very own Dogton Abbey to call home.

Just like the cast of Downton Abbey, these dogs have come through their own trials and tribulations in the search for their happy ending.

As the country’s largest rehomer of pets we’re appealing to the fans of Downton Abbey to see if … Continue reading…


Our inspectors are urging any witnesses to come forward after a gravely ill Akita puppy was dumped by a roadside in Ripponden, Yorkshire.

The four-month-old female pup was found hidden in undergrowth next to a road by Booth Wood Reservoir by passers-by. Who then called us for help when they heard her screaming out in pain.

Sadly when she was taken to the vets the puppy was found to be extremely ill and was put to sleep to prevent … Continue reading…

SEABIRDS that became trapped in fishing net have been rescued by the RSPCA.

Eight shags were found stuck in a net near Clynnogfawr, Caernarfon, on Wednesday (17 September).

Three shags were released to the wild, two are to receive treatment to their injuries, but three birds were sadly found dead.

RSPCA animal collection officer William Galvin, who was assisted by RSPCA inspector Mark Roberts, said: “The two shags have been taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre for treatment…. Continue reading…

THE RSPCA has been involved in the first Manx shearwater rescue of the year in West Wales.

The RSPCA often rescue a few of the birds each year that have been blown in by strong winds.

When the black and white bird was found on 9 September it was able to walk but could not fly.

Inspector Rohan Barker, who collected the Manx shearwater at Bronwydd Road, Carmarthen, said once checked over, it will be released back into the wild…. Continue reading…

THE RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was allegedly beaten by two men in Caerphilly.

A member of the public, who notified the RSPCA, said a woman riding a horse said she saw two men beating a dog and then ran off.

The male brindle lurcher was found collapsed on a small grass verge at the end of Rudry Road, Rudry, Caerphilly, at 7.10pm on Tuesday (16 September).

RSPCA inspector Holly Brown said: “The poor thing was found … Continue reading…