A lottery grant has come to the rescue of one of our pioneering projects, which had been under serious threat.

The Hastings Wild Things scheme has been running since 2010. It uses wildlife and nature to help disadvantaged young people and families gain new skills and confidence and engage with animal welfare issues.

It launched with the help of a three year lottery grant and offered children, teens and young parents the chance to experience the great outdoors through … Continue reading…


A dog whose legs were bound up by string and cable, then dumped in a Norwich park, has been rehomed.

Spencer, a brown-and-white boxer cross, was found in Sloughbottom Park early one Saturday morning in September tied to a post and unable to stand up or move. He was named after the police officer who found him and covered him with his coat for warmth.

After treatment and care in specialist boarding facilities and our centres, he’s now made … Continue reading…

Starling’s startling rescue from behind boiler

Bird flaps off to freedom

The RSPCA rescued a starling which was stuck behind a boiler on Friday (14 November).


The bird had managed to get down the flue and behind the boiler in a bungalow on Westbury Court, Hedge End, Southampton.  The first the homeowners knew of the starling was when they saw insulation material on their table and floor.


They took the front cover off the boiler unit and contacted … Continue reading…


Defra has taken immediate action to prevent the spread of infection after the recent bird flu outbreak, including introducing a ten kilometer restriction zone around the Yorkshire based farm.

According to reports, DEFRA have identified the flu strain as the H5 virus, but they don’t believe it’s the H5N1 strain which poses more of a risk to human health.

The measures taken at present appear to be proportionate to the current risk and according to agreed protocols…. Continue reading…


We’re appealing for information about a sealed box of three puppies left on a doorstep in Tonbridge, Kent.

Sadly, two of the ten-week-old Jack Russell crosses were already dead when they were found inside the taped-up cardboard box. The discovery was made in Portman Park on the afternoon of Monday, 3 November.

The third puppy, a tan and black male, was very cold and poorly but still alive. The box containing the puppies was very wet from … Continue reading…