Teenagers in the West Midlands are being teamed up with RSPCA rescue dogs in an innovative course which aims to change the lives of the animals and young people.

Paws for Change gives young people who are experiencing challenges the opportunity to bond with and train a rescue dog which has had a difficult start in life.

RSPCA staff work closely with local youth support professionals and alternative provision providers to offer week-long training sessions for young people, teaching skills … Continue reading…

A baby roe deer who was close to death after being found all alone on a County Durham cycle path is recovering after being spotted by chance by an RSPCA officer.

RSPCA animal collection officer Shane Lynn was on his way to his inspectorate group office in Stockton-on-Tees when he thought he saw out of the corner of his eye a small deer on its own on a cycle path.

He got out of his van and started to walk … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat with severe signs of abuse was found in Woking.

The nine-month-old tortoiseshell cat was found with burns all over her body and signs of sexual abuse. She was found near to Bagshot Road yesterday (2 June).

She also had a makeshift splint on her front right leg and is unable to stand.

She is now being cared for by local vets, where staff have named her Minnie as she is so … Continue reading…

​More effort is needed to end lab animal use and suffering, says the RSPCA, as a new poll reveals the public have real concerns about animal research and testing.

The animal welfare charity say the result of the Ipsos Mori survey demonstrate the need for strong regulation and increased efforts to develop humane alternatives to the use of animals.

The survey* (published today – 24 May 2019), commissioned by the Office for Life Sciences and carried out between August and … Continue reading…

In the next few weeks we will have officially entered our busiest season when the number of animals admitted to Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire, increases dramatically.

It is the same for us every year and we prepare as best we can for a surge in admissions. It is never an easy time of year for the team because of the sheer volume of work which goes into looking after the animals. Birds, in particular, increase in numbers … Continue reading…