19.09.13

RSPCA branches and animal centres across the North of England are facing a cat crisis with many reporting unprecedented numbers of felines in their care.

The crisis is so bad that most branches and centres are unable to take in any more cats at the moment and several have more than 100 desperately waiting for new homes.

Our staff and volunteers at centres and branches say the pressure facing them is escalating and they are calling on the public … Continue reading…

A female Shar Pei dog has been rescued from a ditch in Cottingham, East Yorkshire by two RSPCA inspectors.

 

A dog walker spotted her stuck down the ditch on Middledyke Lane last Wednesday (4 September 2013) and called the RSPCA. She’s now been named ‘Wendy’ after the member of the public.

 

RSPCA inspectors Sarah Kenward and Hannah Bryer attended. Inspector Bryer said: “We’re very grateful to the lady who found her and called for help.

 

“Wendy was … Continue reading…

Final preparations are taking place for the biggest event in RSPCA Great Ayton Animal Centre’s calendar – the summer Gala Day and Fun Dog Show.

 

The event takes place on Sunday 1 September at the animal centre on Yarm Lane in Great Ayton and everyone is invited to attend.

 

Olivia Hatcher, deputy manager of RSPCA Great Ayton said: “It’s an extremely busy time, as you can imagine, as the planning and organisation is all done on top of … Continue reading…

Thanks to a donation of hundreds of kilos of dog food RSPCA Sussex North is opening the second pet food bank in the county.

The donation from Pets at Home consists of 750 kilos of good quality dry dog food from their damaged stock scheme.

 

It is aimed at assisting the most vulnerable and needy in the Crawley and Horsham area – people who may have recently found themselves made redundant, on benefits or claiming another form of income … Continue reading…

08.08.13

We are appealing for information after a kitten was stuffed inside a suitcase and then thrown into a river in Whitworth, Lancashire last Friday (August 2).

The 16-week-old male kitten was found after a passer-by heard a meow coming from the river at about midday. They pulled the battered black case from the water at the junction of Milner Road and Rivers Edge Road and discovered the tiny animal inside.

The blue grey tabby was soaking wet, shivering and … Continue reading…