A heifer trapped at the bottom of cliffs in Devon for more than a week has been rescued by the RSPCA – by sea!


The complex rescue saw the heifer transported by sea from Start Point to Hallsands by a team of RSPCA officers with support from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service and the RNLI.

The Devon Red Ruby, nicknamed Rocky, was stunned by a vet before being moved by the rescue team to an RSPCA boat … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a puppy was abandoned in pub car park on Christmas Eve.

Buddy – who’s been named after the Christmas elf by the inspector who rescued him – was found in a black material pet carrier in a dark corner of the car park at the back of The Welcome Inn in Hollins Road, Oldham at around 6.20pm.

RSPCA Inspector Nichola Waterworth said: “The landlord and landlady found him when they moved their car. … Continue reading…

A man who failed to trim his donkeys’ overgrown hooves has been disqualified from keeping equines for five years.


Raymond Grigg (date of birth: 06/06/1948) of Longdogs Lane, Ottery St Mary, Devon, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to three donkeys and failing to meet the needs of five donkeys when he appeared at Exeter Magistrates’ Court on Monday (16 October 2017) following a prosecution by the RSPCA.


The donkeys were found to have suffered from prolonged neglect … Continue reading…

Lots go under the hammer in aid of RSPCA Macclesfield

Flog It! star Adam Partridge will be selling-off lots in aid of RSPCA Macclesfield during a charity auction.

Bidders can take their pick from lots including dog walking sessions, a behind-the-scenes-tour at RSPCA Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre and a painter decorator for the day.

Branch Re-homing Co-ordinator volunteer Carmen Cole said:

“Our RSPCA branch is experiencing a financial crisis and our lovely supporters are clubbing together to provide a fantastic

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The RSPCA is appealing for information about the owner of a reddish brown Staffordshire Bull Terrier who was found dead in the Pool River in Sydenham on Friday 22 November.


The dog was lying in a few inches of water under a bridge which runs over the river near a Sainsbury’s store.


The path is popular with dog walkers, and the RSPCA is hopeful that someone might have seen who dumped the dog there.


The adult, male, … Continue reading…