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…
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…