A duck who RSPCA officers and a local animal lover tried to rescue for nearly a week because he had a dart through his neck has been captured, treated and released back into the wild.


The RSPCA was first called about the male mallard on Tuesday 26 February after he was spotted beside the River Don, Sheffield Road, Oxspring with the four inch metal dart through his neck.


Officers attended almost every day until he was finally rescued … Continue reading…

Do you have any unwanted Christmas presents you would like to donate to help animals at RSPCA Newport Animal Centre?

The Hartridge Road animal centre is appealing for any unwanted gifts or items for an upcoming Easter Spring Fete on Saturday 30 March – which this year is being held at the Ringland Labour Club from 11am.

There will be craft stalls, a tombola, bric-a-brac, refreshments, cakes, children’s games and crafts, face painting and much more!

The centre’s manager, Stuart … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat with a skin condition was dumped at the charity’s Great Ayton Animal Centre, Middlesbrough.


A man came into the reception, put a carrier with the cat inside on the desk, said “I don’t want that”, and ran out.


It happened at approx 1.30pm on Saturday 2 March.


RSPCA Great Ayton Animal Centre deputy manager Olivia Duffill said: “The receptionist was on the phone at the time so wasn’t … Continue reading…

Two female degus have been found dumped in a cage in Swansea.

They were found on Woodfield Street in Morriston on 2 March at around 8pm. The person who found them kindly took them into their home for safe keeping and contacted the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Leigh Summers said: “These two female degus were found inside a large cage with a bag of food and hay.

“It is really quite sad that they were abandoned and were just left outside … Continue reading…

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The Phantom of the Opera cast member will raise money for the RSPCA

A West End performer is taking on the London Landmarks half marathon to raise funds to help animals in need.

James Butcher, who is currently performing in the Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, will be running the half marathon later this month to raise money for the RSPCA.


James, who trained at the Royal Ballet School and is also a ballet … Continue reading…