The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was rescued by a jogger who heard crying coming from a black bin bag in a canal in the village of Great Haywood, Stafford.


The male jogger heard the faint cries of a cat coming from the bin bag which was half floating in the water.


He pulled the bag out which was tied with a knot and found a male black and white cat inside.


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Friday 5 April 2013

The RSPCA is pleased with the response to last week’s rabbit welfare event in Rochdale, organised because of concerns about the number of unwanted, abandoned and neglected rabbits in the area.


The two day event – which took place on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 March at RSPCA Rochdale & District branch animal centre – saw 21 rabbits and two Guinea pigs brought through the door by their owners.


The RSPCA offered them free … Continue reading…

Thursday 4 April 2013

A sheep thought to have slipped down a cliff face at Thornwick Bay, Flamborough near Bridlington, East Yorkshire has been rescued and is making a good recovery.


Specially trained officers from the RSPCA’s North of England rope and water rescue teams met local RSPCA inspectors Geoff Edmond and Claire Mitchell at the scene yesterday lunchtime (Wednesday 3 April) and began what turned into a four hour operation to save the sheep.


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THE RSPCA is desperately trying to find new homes for some young horses which had been dumped by their careless owners.

Over the past year the RSPCA has seen a huge increase in the amount of horses being disowned or allowed to get in to appalling states.

This has led to hundreds of horses, many of them young, coming into RSPCA care.

Among those looking for a new home or a place in a foster home are Admiral, Bart, and … Continue reading…

Tuesday 26 March 2013


The RSPCA is asking if you have time to spare to join our dedicated team of fundraising volunteers collecting at Tesco stores in your area this RSPCA Week (Monday 29 April to Sunday 5 May).


RSPCA regional fundraising manager Amy Smith said: “Our inspectors and animal welfare officers rescue around 140,000 animals every year – that’s about 2,700 a week.


“It costs us in excess of £127m per year to rescue, rehabilitate and … Continue reading…