The RSPCA has teamed up with Stanhope Park Vets and firefighters from Darlington Fire Station to urge people to think about animals as Bonfire Night draws near.

A photocall took place at Darlington Fire Station this week (Tuesday 24 October) to help promote the message.

RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent said: “Fireworks are terrifying for animals, we all know that. Figures show nearly half of dogs show signs of anxiety when they hear them.

 

“Already this year we’ve heard … Continue reading…

A dog who made an amazing recovery after being starved and abandoned is still patiently waiting for a new home – after being constantly overlooked by potential adopters at an RSPCA centre.

Hollie, a ten-year-old mastiff-cross, came into the RSPCA’s Gonsal Farm animal centre, in Dorrington, Shropshire, in April after being abandoned by her previous owner at a house in the West Midlands.

When Hollie was rescued, all of her ribs were showing and she had an eye infection. She … Continue reading…

The RSPCA in Burton is appealing for people to rehome a mouse after becoming inundated with them.

The branch, in Hillfield Lane, Stretton, currently has 16 mice who they are struggling to rehome.

Cyan Hulland, from the branch, said: “A member of the public got in touch with us for help after they had two mice who had, over time, multiplied to over 50.

“We were able to take in 21, with the remaining mice going to different centres, and … Continue reading…

A fox who got himself stuck at the bottom of a skatepark bowl in Liverpool has been safely released back into the wild after being rescued by the RSPCA.

The animal charity received a phone call from a two women who spotted the struggling animal on Sunday morning (22 October), at Everton Park skatepark, in Prince Edwin Street.

RSPCA inspector Claire Fisher attended. She said: “The fox was really struggling to get out, every time he ran up the side … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after five sheep have been killed in a Staffordshire field over the course of a fortnight following suspected dog attacks.

The animal charity has been contacted over concerns about the deaths of the animals in Caverswall Common, in Stoke-on-Trent, since the start of October. The most recent incident was on Monday 16 October.

It is thought that somebody has been damaging stiles and cutting fences to get into the field with dogs. All of … Continue reading…