The RSPCA has launched an emergency fundraising appeal as one of the charity’s wildlife centres prepares for the influx of oiled swans who are being rescued as part of a large operation following flooding in South Yorkshire.

It is believed that 60 swans have been affected by oil after the recent flooding upturned a barge, causing the spillage on the Sheffield and South Yorkshire Navigation canal near where it connects with the River Don, off Rawmarsh Lane in Rotherham.

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A woman from Morecambe, Lancashire has been given a suspended prison sentence and disqualified from keeping animals for life after admitting causing unnecessary suffering and failing to meet the needs of her dogs.

 

Kilmany Jane O’Connor (D.O.B 12.04.1962) – known as Kim O’Connor – of Mardale Avenue appeared before Lancaster Magistrates’ Court on Monday 4 November.

 

At an earlier hearing she pleaded guilty to five offences* under the Animal Welfare Act – four of causing unnecessary suffering to … Continue reading…

Twenty-five years ago, RSPCA Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre & Cattery opened its doors and has since treated more than 130,000 animals. Wildlife supervisor Rob Scrivens has been at the Nantwich centre since day one and shares his memories.

Sitting in a van amongst the rolling hills of Cumbria, with a group of otters in his van ready to be released after months of rehabilitation, Rob Scrivens took a photo of the breath-taking scenery on his phone and sent it to … Continue reading…

A huge Masquerade Ball to raise money for an RSPCA centre in Cheshire is being held at Crewe Hall on Saturday 2 November.

It is hoped the glitzy bash will raise thousands of pounds for the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre and Cattery, which rescues more than 6,500 animals a year.

“This is the biggest event we have held by far and the team have been working hard for months on making it fantastic,” said Lee Stewart, manager of Stapeley … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a kitten was thrown from a moving car into traffic on a dual carriageway in York.

Members of the public witnessed the kitten get hit by several cars after being thrown from the window of a dark blue Ford Focus, at around 4.50pm on Thursday 5 September.

It was reported to the RSPCA, who are now investigating, and police.

RSPCA inspector Tom Hutton said: “This would have been a very upsetting incident to … Continue reading…