There were more than 3.52million scientific procedures involving animals last year
A Home Office report published today reveals the lowest number of scientific procedures on animals since 2007 but the RSPCA highlights there are still millions of animals involved.
The animal welfare charity says that despite the fall, the figures* demonstrate that the sheer numbers of animals involved underline the need for strong regulation and increased efforts to develop humane alternatives to end lab animal use.
The statistics released … Continue reading…
Staff at the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Cheshire have launched an appeal for sheets, duvet cases, and towels (all sizes) which are vital for the daily care of the animals in their care.
While the sunny weather has put smiles on the faces of most, it also means busy season has arrived for the wildlife centre’s staff as the baby boom is well underway with a surge of baby wild animals and birds.
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An RSPCA inspector is set to trek to Everest Base Camp to raise funds for animals in need.
Marije Zwager, an inspector based in Exeter, will be taking part in the trek this September with a group of like-minded animal lovers to raise much-needed funds for the RSPCA.
Everyday Marije experiences first-hand the cruelty that is inflicted on innocent animals and the work the RSPCA does to prevent this. She says this is why she is pushing herself … Continue reading…
An RSPCA cattery is looking to find a home for a long-stay cat who has been looking for a new home for six months.
Five-year-old Snowy was taken into RSPCA Stapeley Grange by an inspector in January after she was found as a stray.
Since then, she has seen numerous cats rehomed before her – but no one has come forward to show any interest in her.
Now the centre is making a special appeal for someone to adopt sweet … Continue reading…
Teenagers in the West Midlands are being teamed up with RSPCA rescue dogs in an innovative course which aims to change the lives of the animals and young people.
Paws for Change gives young people who are experiencing challenges the opportunity to bond with and train a rescue dog which has had a difficult start in life.
RSPCA staff work closely with local youth support professionals and alternative provision providers to offer week-long training sessions for young people, teaching skills … Continue reading…