15.08.13

A trainee guide dog has been named Joan in honour of a lady who left money to us to be used to train a guide dog.

As we don’t train guide dogs, we gave the money to the charity Guide Dogs in 2011 to sponsor the training of a dog from puppy to qualified guide dog.

Now, Joan the dog, who is named after generous supporter Joan Peggy Lindsey, has completed her first year of training with her ‘puppy … Continue reading…

14.08.13

RSPCA Brighton has agreed to save ten thousand free-range chickens from slaughter.

The 18-month-old egg-laying chickens have come to the end of their usefulness for a commercial egg producer and were destined to be slaughtered. That was before our Brighton Animal Centre stepped in.

The flock is being kept at a holding site while staff at the Patcham Animal Centre work flat out to find new homes for them.

Patcham animal care assistant Diane Grout said:

“We have been

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12.08.13

The second RSPCA and PRP Rescue Services Rescue Horse/Pony of the Year is set to be even bigger and better than last year’s competition when the event takes place at Equifest this Saturday, 17 August.

This year, Channel 5 News presenter, Emma Crosby, will be assisting the three judges in selecting the Champion and Reserve Rescue Horse/Pony of the Year at the Peterborough Showground Arena.

Emma said:

“I’m very excited about the show and really looking forward to helping

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10.08.13

We are appealing for information on how a cat and her kittens came to be dumped in Gloucester.

A shivering mother cat and her two kittens were found abandoned on a bench in Berkeley Street, Gloucester this week.

The cats had been wrapped tightly in a pink paw print blanket and left on a bench in the town centre.

Luckily they were spotted by an eagle-eyed member of the public who took them home and called us.

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08.08.13

We are appealing for information after a kitten was stuffed inside a suitcase and then thrown into a river in Whitworth, Lancashire last Friday (August 2).

The 16-week-old male kitten was found after a passer-by heard a meow coming from the river at about midday. They pulled the battered black case from the water at the junction of Milner Road and Rivers Edge Road and discovered the tiny animal inside.

The blue grey tabby was soaking wet, shivering and … Continue reading…