19.09.13

RSPCA branches and animal centres across the North of England are facing a cat crisis with many reporting unprecedented numbers of felines in their care.

The crisis is so bad that most branches and centres are unable to take in any more cats at the moment and several have more than 100 desperately waiting for new homes.

Our staff and volunteers at centres and branches say the pressure facing them is escalating and they are calling on the public … Continue reading…

18.09.13

We are calling on the government to follow its own guidance on the export of live farm animals after new information revealed welfare checks apparently not being carried out in line with government commitments.

Nine months ago Animal Welfare Minister David Heath MP changed the welfare checks required to export live animals to the continent. He said every consignment would be checked at loading and a proportion again at the port of departure until the government were entirely satisfied … Continue reading…

Appeal for information

13.09.13

The prickly mammal was found by a member of the public in a garden in Wolverhampton with a wooden pole pushed all the way through him.

We were called and the hedgehog was taken to Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Cheshire where a vet found so much damage had been done that he sadly had to be put to sleep.

RSPCA Inspector Vicky Taylor said:

This was a really gruesome case and definitely deliberate. It turned

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10.09.13

We are teaming up with The Daily Mirror to launch the first Animal Hero Awards, culminating in a spectacular awards evening in London.

Today marks the launch of a nationwide search to find Britain’s bravest Animal Hero, most remarkable Animal Carer and other unsung heroes of the human and animal world.

The awards event takes place on Thursday 28 November, hosted by Amanda Holden. It aims to celebrate the heart-warming tales of courageous pets or those that have overcome … Continue reading…

10.09.13

A petition calling on the government to put a stop to the pilot badger cull climbed to 300,000 in the two weeks since the first animal was shot.

There has been a marked rise in the number of people signing the number 10 e-petition since the pilot culls began in areas of Somerset and Gloucestershire.

It had already become the biggest ever petition on the government’s website in July when it passed 258,000 signatures. Now more than 40,000 extra … Continue reading…