Thursday 21 March 2013

The RSPCA is ‘very concerned’ about the number of unwanted, abandoned and neglected rabbits that officers and the local branch are being called to deal with in Rochdale.


In the past year the RSPCA cruelty line has been contacted about 69 healthy stray rabbits; 11 sick or injured stray rabbits; 41 rabbits abandoned in boxes or cages and an enormous 335 rabbits reported as neglect complaints*. Staff from RSPCA Rochdale & District Animal Centre have … Continue reading…

A badger who was found collapsed near to a business park in Castle Donnington has been released back into the wild after being cared for by the RSPCA.

The badger was collected on 22 December last year by an RSPCA inspector after she was found exhausted and collapsed in the doorway of an office at Willow Farm Business Park.

It is believed that the badger’s sett may have been flooded during the heavy rains and this had led to her … Continue reading…

Friday 15 March 2013

Fifteen RSPCA inspectors – including one from the North East – have trekked up Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania – the highest free-standing mountain in the world – to raise money for the animal welfare charity.


An amazing 13 of them finished the trek, but the trip ended in disappointment when two of the team had to be brought down from the mountain early, ending their hopes of reaching the summit.


Animal collection officer Steve Smith … Continue reading…

Monday 11 March 2013

A pony has been found emaciated and collapsed on wasteland in Newbiggin by the Sea.  The animal – which was tethered – was in such poor condition that a veterinary surgeon advised he should be put to sleep at the scene.


The brown and white, or ‘skewbold’, pony was spotted by a member of the public on Rydal Mount on Wednesday (6 March). They called the RSPCA and local authority animal welfare officer who called … Continue reading…


AN RSPCA inspector was called out to one of her most bizarre rescues ever – to save a dog which was stuck in a bath plug hole.


Inspector Jennie Ronksley was called out on Monday 4 March to the property in Wheata Road, Sheffield.


Little Emma, a Yorkshire terrier, had her foot stuck completely in the plug hole of a bath and her new owner could not get her free.

Emma and her sister Bonnie, who are both … Continue reading…