02.06.13

Four newborn kittens have had a lucky escape after falling down the gap in a cavity wall in a bungalow in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex.

The owners of the bungalow, Sue and Brian Davie, alerted us after hearing the cries of the kittens. Their mother, a ginger cat later found to be almost blind, was located in the loft and it was clear that she had given birth but her offspring were nowhere to be seen.

RSPCA Inspector Sarah Elmy said:… Continue reading…

31.05.13

On the eve of a potentially devastating badger cull, Team Badger has published a report exposing the myths which underpin these misguided plans.

Team Badger’s mythbusters report (PDF 974KB) has been published to correct inaccuracies and misconceptions being used to justify the killing of thousands of badgers.

Team Badger, made up of us, IFAW, the Humane Society International (UK), Born Free, Dr Brian May’s ‘Save Me’ organisation, the League Against Cruel Sports and many other national and local organisations, … Continue reading…

29.05.13

A goose which made a miraculous recovery after being shot through the torso by a crossbow has been reunited with his mate.

The feathery couple are well-known and popular sight among residents at their home, the Burrator Reservoir in Devon. So, there was much concern when the gander of the couple was found at the beginning of May with an arrow through him.

He was bleeding heavily and showing signs of severe distress so we were called to rescue … Continue reading…

25.05.13

We are warning gardeners to tread carefully to avoid harming the wildlife which may be living in their gardens.

Every year we receive calls about animals with distressing and often fatal garden injuries which inmost cases are completely avoidable, and with gardeners likely to make the most of the bank holiday weekend we are urging caution.

Past cases include a toad with its hind legs chopped off by a strimmer, a hedgehog burnt in pampas grass clearance, … Continue reading…

24.05.13

We are calling on the people of Dover to support us in a bid for our inspectors to be allowed into the port to monitor live exports.

Live exports resumed from the Port of Dover in Kent this month, after previously sailing from Ramsgate for over a year, but our inspectors have not been granted permission to enter the port.

We applied for permission to be present in the port to safeguard the welfare of the animals but received Continue reading…