Northamptonshire dog-owners are being urged to sign up to the Big Walkies event in October to raise money for dogs who have had a tough start in life – like Rocky.

With a fractured leg and shoulder, Rocky looked a sorry sight when he arrived at the RSPCA’s Northamptonshire branch.

The Border Terrier-cross had been involved in a road traffic accident and was found by a member of the public, who took him to a local vet.

But despite a … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a foal was found with burn injuries in Derbyshire died.

Four-month-old Angus, was found by his owner with burn injuries to his leg and face while he was stabled in Alexandra Terrace, in Pinxton, on Wednesday (August 19).

Angus was treated by a vet but sadly he did not recover and died.

RSPCA Inspector Teresa Potter, who is investigating the incident, said: “It is difficult to know for sure what caused these severe … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in Nottinghamshire.

The male tabby cat, who had no collar and was not microchipped, was found with the injuries by a member of the public in Crowtrees Lane, Sutton-in-Ashfield, on Friday (21 August).

He was taken to a vets where the injuries to his stomach were found to be caused by an air gun. They were so severe that the vet humanely put him to sleep to prevent further … Continue reading…

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The RSPCA is urging members of the public to vote with their feet and give a circus that is coming to Langley Mill a miss.

Peter Jolly’s Circus will be in the town, in land off the A610, from 26th August to 31st August. The circus uses wild animals.

The RSPCA has long been pushing for a complete ban on the use of wild animals in circuses.

Due to their dependency on regular travel, circuses cannot provide the sizeable and … Continue reading…

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The RSPCA is urgently seeking volunteers to help transport animals in need in Hampshire.

The charity’s Ashley Heath branch is now reliant on just a few dedicated drivers yet the need for transport is increasing due to schemes like Pet Retreat becoming more popular and an increase in numbers of wildlife and animals coming in to centres in the region.

The RSPCA’s volunteer drivers transport over 200 animals every month across the southern region and they play a key part … Continue reading…