31.10.14

Ziggy, the dog shot with a crossbow who warmed the hearts of the public, is on the road to recovery after narrowly escaping with his life.

The two-year-old Staffy was found with the 20 inch carbon fibre bolt going through his head a week ago today (Wednesday, 22 October) in remote woods near Wansford, Peterborough.

It was touch-and-go during the delicate operation to remove the bolt but vets were able to “slowly-slowly”  pull it out. Incredibly, it had deflected … Continue reading…

31.10.14

The full moon is linked to such things as a rise in crime, disasters, accidents and even werewolves. Now it seems it could also be to blame for an increase in animals abuse, as we release the number of calls we receive on every full moon this year – it shows a marked increase during this phase in the lunar cycle.

We’ve been increasingly overwhelmed with calls in 2014, with a call every 30 seconds received so far this Continue reading…

31.10.14

An eight-week-old kitten was found in Thorpe Road, Walsall on October 6 at around 10pm by a local family.

They called us, and Inspector Laura Bryant went out to collect the kitten. Due to the time of night, Laura took the kitten into her own home.

Smartie, as she was later named, had cat flu, fleas and suffered from ear mites, but is now almost back to full health and recovering in a foster home. She is also short … Continue reading…

29.10.14

Pet owners who don’t want to leave their animals home alone miss out on luxuries such as holidays abroad and meals out, our new figures have revealed.

A survey we carried out has shown that of the people who took part:

  • More than 51 per cent don’t go on foreign holidays.
  • 29 per cent miss out on time with family and friends because they don’t want their pets to be lonely.
  • 29 per cent said they don’t devote as
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27.10.14

We have more cats in our care than any other animal. This year we’ve taken in 20 per cent more than during the same period last year!

We’re getting to the bottom of some of the myths surrounding cats to help people better understand our feline friends and create more homes for the high numbers in animal centres.

Our scientific officer and cat welfare expert Alice Potter said:

“One of the most common reasons that people call the RSPCA

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