Royal Python Oxford

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a callous owner unloaded their Royal python and vivarium outside a betting shop and drove away leaving the snake stranded on the roadside.

The incident happened at about 5:30pm on Sunday 31 May outside Ladbrokes on Gloucester Street in Oxford. The owner is believed to have unloaded the snake in its tank with some bedding and other equipment outside the shop and then driven off without returning.

RSPCA inspector Andy Eddy who is … Continue reading…

Lara learning to love life with your help

More than £8,000 raised for emaciated horse found on Essex hillside

An emaciated horse found on a dark Harlow hillside is getting stronger every day and an appeal to help her has already raised an amazing £8,200, with more than 480 people donating.

 

The RSPCA appealed for information after Lara, a red and white mare was found a month ago (14 April).

 

Lara was discovered just 40 miles from where … Continue reading…

Microchip shows Maxine the way home – months later!

Cat returns to overjoyed owner

 

The RSPCA was delighted to reunite a cat with her owner on Tuesday (21 April) – four months after she went missing.

 

Maxine, a long-haired 15-year-old cat, was seen in Leeson Crescent in Barton Seagrave.  Residents had been feeding her occasionally but they became concerned as she was looking thin and her fur was very matted.

 

RSPCA inspector Polly Underwood attended and realised … Continue reading…

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…