Wednesday 27 February 2013


The RSPCA are outraged that the Government have ignored public, parliamentary, EU Commission and scientific opinion and announced that it will be going ahead with plans for badger cull this summer.


Plans for these pilot culls had been due to go ahead last autumn but were postponed but today (Wednesday 27 February) Defra issued a statement saying that the final licences had been granted and that the culls would go ahead from June. They … Continue reading…

Tuesday 26 February 2013

The RSPCA is urging supporters to sign up for Jane Tomlinson’s Walk For All Peak District Walking Festival, and to do it for the animals.


We’re one of the partner charities for the event for the first time this year, which takes place on Sunday 28 April in the Hope Valley.


Amy Smith, North regional fundraising manager, said: ”We’re so excited to be involved in this event, and are sure our supporters will be … Continue reading…

Tuesday 26 February 2013

A dog has been found dumped in a field in Darwen, Lancashire in a terrible state. The elderly Staffordshire bull terrier-cross, which couldn’t walk, was found by a dog walker.


The dog was emaciated, had a swollen front leg, was covered in sores and had a lump on his neck which was restricting his breathing. He was put to sleep on veterinary advice to end his suffering


He was found in a field, known … Continue reading…

Wednesday 20 February 2013

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was handed in to RSPCA Bradford & Distirct Animal Centre in a terrible condition.


The male brindle coloured Staffordshire bull terrier type was emaciated, suffering from mange and eye infections and his nails were so long they had grown into his feet. He was put to sleep on veterinary advice.


RSPCA inspector Sarah Briscoe said: “This poor dog was in a terrible state. The pictures … Continue reading…

Thursday 14 February 2013


The RSPCA is appealing for information after a kitten was found in one box and a rabbit in another, stacked on top of each other, at the side of a Darlington road.


The animals were found in a lay-by on the A66 in Sadberge on Friday 8 February by a member of the public who called the RSPCA.


RSPCA inspector Emma Stainthorpe said: “I opened the first box to find a small black … Continue reading…