The RSPCA received 217 calls about dogs locked in hot cars across England over the Bank Holiday weekend – around three calls every hour.

This is despite the charity reminding people about the dangers of leaving dogs in cars, where temperatures can quickly rise.

The most calls were received in Hampshire, where the RSPCA were called about 17 dogs in hot environments. Greater London and West Yorkshire followed, with 12 calls each. The next county where we received the most … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is getting ready to celebrate a special 10 years of its Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) awards scheme.

Since 2008, a total of 124 CAWF Cymru awards have recognised the commitment and achievement of local authorities, contingency planners and housing providers across Wales in improving and delivering animal welfare.

The scheme is split into a number of categories – with entrants from Wales gaining recognition for their stray dog provision, animal activity licensing work, contingency planning and housing … Continue reading…

A tarantula has been rescued by the RSPCA – after being found in a BIN in a Nottingham park.

The white knee tarantula, which was the size of a hand, was cold and wet when RSPCA inspector Teresa Potter rescued the spider on Tuesday last week (24 April), after being found by a shocked dog-walker in Acorn Avenue, Giltbrook.

Inspector Potter said: “It’s rare that we get reports of tarantulas in public so as I was making my way there, … Continue reading…

ASSEMBLY Member for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney Dawn Bowden has accompanied RSPCA inspector Nic de Celis on several calls around the South Wales region.

The ride-along gave Ms Bowden a chance to experience what RSPCA inspectors deal with on a day-to-day basis. Throughout the course of a busy day (Monday 30 April), they dealt with a number of routine calls, including welfare issues regarding cats and dogs and issuing advice to owners.

Dawn Bowden AM said: “I am grateful to … Continue reading…