Wednesday 27 February 2013
The RSPCA are outraged that the Government have ignored public, parliamentary, EU Commission and scientific opinion and announced that it will be going ahead with plans for badger cull this summer.
Plans for these pilot culls had been due to go ahead last autumn but were postponed but today (Wednesday 27 February) Defra issued a statement saying that the final licences had been granted and that the culls would go ahead from June. They … Continue reading…
A small female spaniel puppy has been found tied to a road sign on the lane leading to the RSPCA’s Block Fen animal centre near March in Cambridgeshire.
The chocolate-coloured spaniel was found by a dog walker tied to a metal ‘passing place’ sign by an oversized red slip lead.
She is about eight-weeks-old and is suffering from a hernia in her groin.
Jackie Williams, RSPCA manager of Block Fen animal centre, said: “We have called her Freya … Continue reading…
A moorhen, who got tangled in some fishing line on a lake in Colchester, Essex, has had a lucky escape.
RSPCA animal collection officer Donna Green took a call about a distressed bird trying to free itself from some fishing line on an island in the middle of a fishing lake on the Greenstead estate.
She said: “There was fishing line caught in a tree and the bird was hanging upside down by its legs.
“It had been … Continue reading…
The East Norfolk branch of the RSPCA wants to encourage more people to support them with a regular donation.
Last year, the branch rehomed nearly 200 animals including almost 160 cats, 13 dogs and nine rabbits.
The vast majority of those were brought in by inspectors because they had been abandoned, or were injured or had been ill-treated.
Taking care of traumatised animals is very costly, as they often need a lot of time and patience as well as medical … Continue reading…
Two RSPCA inspectors waded into the water of a frozen pond in Suffolk to help a stricken swan that had discarded fishing hooks embedded in its beak and neck.
The injured swan was reported to the RSPCA’s national control centre by a concerned member of the public who spotted the injured bird near Mill Tye, in Great Cornard, near Sudbury, on Wednesday morning (16 Jan).
RSPCA inspectors Jason Finch and Nicola Thorne donned their dry suits and waded into the … Continue reading…