An RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire has had a record year in the number of hedgehog admissions, with more than 897 being treated at the centre in 2019*.

RSPCA Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, has seen a  47% increase in the number of hedgehogs at the London Road centre since last year. (See table below for number of hedgehog admissions to Stapeley Grange since 2009.)

Lee Stewart, manager of Stapeley Grange, said: “The number of hedgehogs we have been caring for … Continue reading…

A woman from Castleford has been given a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from keeping all animals for life after an RSPCA prosecution. 

 

Victoria Louise Chamberlain (D.O.B 06.09.99) of Moor Road, Featherstone, Pontefract appeared before Leeds Magistrates’ Court last Tuesday (3 December).

 

She was convicted in her absence of two offences* on Friday 22 November – one of causing unnecessary suffering to Sasha by failing to provide vet treatment and one of causing unnecessary suffering to her by … Continue reading…

An animal lover from Hereford has set up a virtual running challenge to encourage others to don their running shoes and help her raise funds for animals in need.

Anna Simpkin, from Hereford, will be taking on the London Marathon challenge next year for the RSPCA and as part of her fundraising, she decided to set up a virtual running challenge for others to get involved and run the 26.2 miles but spread out across the month of October.

Anyone … Continue reading…

The RSPCA are appealing for information to trace four men who are suspected of badger baiting.

A dog walker witnessed seeing the men acting suspiciously with four bull lurcher-type dogs on land off Audley Road near Alsager Park and Country Club in Cheshire.

He said he saw four men digging in an area where there was a badger sett and encouraged the dogs to enter the sett through the hole they had dug. He could hear them goading the dogs … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a number of teenagers were witnessed attacking a Jack Russell-type dog called Millie.

 

The incident happened at the top of New Road in Earby, Pendle, Lancashire at around 7.40pm on Saturday 16 November.

 

RSPCA inspector Adam Dickenson said: “There was a disturbance involving a large number of young people on the street outside Millie’s house. 

 

“Her owner opened their door to see what was going on and Millie ran out…. Continue reading…