Complaints investigated by RSPCA on the rise

Annual figures reveal more complaints of cruelty including a cat abandoned with severe head injuries and dumped dogs described as ‘bags of bones’

The RSPCA’s annual figures for 2014 show that cruelty complaints investigated by the charity in the south west and central England* have gone up once again.

 

More worrying still is that the numbers of complaints involving direct cruelty including beatings, improper killing, mutilation and poisonings formed 12.5% of the … Continue reading…

As the RSPCA struggles to cope with the numbers of horses needing its help, two plucky equines are today (8 August) setting out with their owners on a 100 mile trek just to raise money for the charity’s Felledge Equine Centre.

 

Scotch, a miniature Shetland pony, and Barley, a donkey will take their owners, Tiggy Bays-Griffiths and Chelsey Bailey, on the first sponsored trek of its kind around East Anglia.

 

The seven day challenge begins today in Needham … Continue reading…

25.02.14

The RSPCA today announced that Chief Executive Gavin Grant has stepped down with immediate effect because of medical concerns about his health.

Mr Grant joined the RSPCA in January 2012 and has been instrumental in raising the profile of the Society as well as laying the foundations for its long term future development.

Mr Grant said:

“It has been a huge honour to have held this post. The RSPCA is a magnificent organisation at the heart of what is … Continue reading…

 

The RSPCA is appealing for information about the owner of an emaciated horse found in a field in the Harold Hill area of Romford last Wednesday (29 January).

 

The black cob, named Matilda by RSPCA and Redwings staff, was found in the field off Lower Bedfords Road.  She was so thin that a Redwings Field Officer described her as being ‘like a skeleton’.

 

Veterinary examinations revealed that the horse, aged between eight and 12 years old, was … Continue reading…

09.12.13

Today we launched a crisis appeal to support the East Winch Wildlife Centre which is caring for more than 100 orphaned seal pups following the recent floods on the Norfolk coast.

It costs £22 a week to feed each seal, with pups expected to require up to five months of rehabilitation after being separated from their mothers by last week’s tidal surge.

The wildlife centre, in Norfolk, is at full capacity with the young pups – many still … Continue reading…