The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a pig with his legs tied together was pulled out of a river in Stockport.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA on Friday morning (29 September) after seeing the pig in the river by a weir, in Otterspool, in Romiley.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) Steve Wickham and a crew from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended to remove the body.

AWO Wickham said: “At this stage … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was dumped with a broken leg in Boston, Lincolnshire, which has now had to be amputated.

The male lurcher-type dog was tied to a bush with pink baler twine, in such a way that he was not able to lay down.


He was spotted ‘purely by chance’ ‘down a dead-end road called Cuthberts Lane, in the village of Frampton West, Boston at round 4.30pm on Monday 18 September.


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Smidge was four months old when she sadly died

Four month old kitten Smidge was found dead outside her home

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a four-month-old kitten was found dead outside her owners’ home.


The body of the white domestic cat Smidge was found on Saturday (September 23) at about 1.47pm outside her owners’ property in Goulds Drive, Westfield, in Hastings.


RSPCA Inspector Alison Edwards is investigating to try and find out what happened to Smidge.


She said: “Sadly Smidge’s injuries were quite … Continue reading…


Staff at the RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre have launched a desperate appeal for towels and facecloths which are vital for the daily care of the seals, hedgehogs and ducklings in their care

In order to prevent the spread of disease, a fresh towel is required every time a seal in the centre’s isolation unit is given medication or food. And as most seals require a long-period of rehabilitation – one seal alone, can get through more than … Continue reading…

The RSPCA Hertfordshire East Branch is in desperate need of volunteers to fill a number of roles which will help to support sick and injured animals in need in the county.

The branch is a separately registered charity from the national RSPCA and provides much needed animal welfare services to animals in East Hertfordshire. Services include rehoming, paying for veterinary treatment, fostering and providing welfare assistance and advice.

Much of the vital animal welfare work carried out is only possible … Continue reading…