A swan has been fatally injured after being attacked by two dogs in Rotherham at the weekend. It is the third incident of its kind dealt with by RSPCA officers in South Yorkshire in the past few weeks. 

 

The RSPCA was called to Bolton Brick Pond in Bolton-upon-Dearne after the incident happened at around 8.30am on Saturday (25 April).

 

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Katie Hetherington, who attended, said: “The swan’s injuries were horrific, he had a very badly … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has dealt with 1,641 animal welfare incidents in the month following the nation entering lockdown. 

Dramatic new figures show that – despite the Covid-19 restrictions – the RSPCA is dealing with more than 51 incidents each and every day in Wales.

The charity has released the figures as part of its emergency appeal, launched to keep its rescue teams out on the road during the Coronavirus crisis and continuing to reach and rescue animals most in need. … Continue reading…

The job of the RSPCA is never finished – and an off-duty inspector had to unexpectedly rush to the aid of a sheep in Whitland this weekend. 

RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben was taking his daily exercise on Sunday (April 19) as restrictions on daily life continue amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

He and his partner – fellow RSPCA officer Ellie West – spotted the lost lamb in the middle of a country lane, with the mother heard crying nearby but unable … Continue reading…

Staff at RSPCA Greater Manchester Animal Hospital in Salford are doing a 260km run, cycle and horse ride as part of the ‘2.6 Challenge’ starting this weekend. 

 

The London Marathon would have held its 40th annual event on Sunday (26 April) so a week-long fundraiser is kicking-off to help raise money for charities instead. Participants are being asked to do some kind of challenge around the number 2.6 or 26. 

 

Every year the marathon raises over £25,000 for … Continue reading…

April 10 turned out to be a very Good Friday for a swan rescued by the RSPCA in Pwll after swallowing fishing litter. 

Rescuers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after the troubled swan was spotted with fishing line protruding from his beak, by a member of the public.

Animal collection officer (ACO) Ellie West headed to the lake in Pwll, and was able to rescue the swan – but no fishing line or hook was visible in his … Continue reading…