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The RSPCA is urgently seeking volunteers to help transport animals in need in Hampshire.

The charity’s Ashley Heath branch is now reliant on just a few dedicated drivers yet the need for transport is increasing due to schemes like Pet Retreat becoming more popular and an increase in numbers of wildlife and animals coming in to centres in the region.

The RSPCA’s volunteer drivers transport over 200 animals every month across the southern region and they play a key part … Continue reading…

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after two injured Hermann tortoises were abandoned by their owner outside the doors of Marwell Zoo in Winchester.

Marwell Zoo reported the incident to the RSPCA on Thursday 2 July after finding the two tortoises dumped in a container outside the entrance to the attraction. Both reptiles were found to have a cracked and bleeding shell and the pair were rushed to a vet in Fair Oak for treatment before being taken to a … Continue reading…

TEN puppies have been rescued by the RSPCA after they were imported illegally into Fishguard Harbour.

Dyfed Powys Police contacted the RSPCA after the puppies were discovered after being illegally imported from Rosslare Harbour, Republic of Ireland to Fishguard Harbour on 13 June.

The puppies were aged between nine and 16 weeks old and did not have the required documentation for compliance with rabies requirements. RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben attended the port and due to welfare concerns the puppies were … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a bearded dragon was found on the Rhigos Mountain near Treorchy.

A member of the public found the reptile in a vivarium with all the equipment on the side of the road on Saturday [18 July] and then called the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Izzi Hignell said: “The bearded dragon was collected and immediately taken to a vets for a check up.

“He was lethargic and very cold when first found, but when we … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a cat was found dead in a water butt at Pen-y-bont, Nantybwch, Tredegar.

The sad incident was discovered by a member of the public on Tuesday [July 21] who found the cat in their wheelie bin – which had been turned into a water butt.

RSPCA inspector Kate Parker said: “Sadly this ginger male cat was found dead inside a water butt. The member of the public had been away and the lid … Continue reading…