The Hastings Wild Things project run by RSPCA Mallydams Wood Education Centre has won the ‘Play Award’ at a prestigious award ceremony for professionals who work with children and young people.

The project beat off competition from  community projects from all over the country.

Children and Young People Now Awards are run by the magazine of the same name which is the ‘only dedicated magazine for professionals working with children, young people and families’.

Karen Branagh, from our fundraising department, … Continue reading…

RSPCA South Godstone urgently needs a new home for Charlie their ‘depressed’ one year old cockerel who has lost his hens.


Charlie came to the centre, with another cockerel and two hens, after his owner decided he could no longer look after him. His feathered brother and sisters have been rehomed so Charlie is now left on his own.


South Godstone deputy manager, Tony Shaw, said: “We are not sure what kind of cockerel Charlie is because he … Continue reading…

Could you be a Council member?


Would you like to use your skills and experience in becoming one of the RSPCA’s 25 charity trustees?

Have you been a member of the RSPCA for at least five years?

The RSPCA Council discusses plans for the charity and makes the decisions that will affect how we deal with animal issues in the future.

There are five national seats on the Council to be filled in the 2014 election.

Nomination forms will … Continue reading…

A volunteer who works on the Hastings Wild Things project at RSPCA Mallydams has won a national award for team work.


Penny Haselfoot, who lives in Pett in East Sussex, received the Team Working Award from Natural England under their Access to Nature Volunteer awards at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Tuesday 19 November. Television presenter of the BBC Countryfile programme, John Craven, gave out the awards.


Penny has been volunteering at the wildlife centre since 2008. She … Continue reading…

The RSPCA says that on two days last week, Chihuahua puppies were dumped in Hoddesdon in Hertfordshire and left to die.



The first incident happened on Thursday night (19 September) at Walton Lodge Vets in Brewery Road when a night nurse taking out some rubbish to the bins found a red bag stuffed behind them containing three pups.


RSPCA inspector Stephen Reeves said: “This is all very unusual, especially as they are a popular pedigree breed.*

 … Continue reading…