20.06.13

We are appealing for information after three herring gulls were shot with an airgun in a Cumbrian town.

The birds were found on Church Street in St Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria with several air gun pellets scattered around them last Wednesday (12 June). Two had died, and a third was badly injured and taken to a vet for treatment.

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Deputy manager of RSPCA Felledge Animal Centre, Lisa Paulin, is walking the West Highland Way for some of the North East’s most needy animals.

 

Lisa, who is yard manager at the County Durham centre she’s raising money for, will take on the 96 mile challenge with good friend Gail Forbes and her RSPCA rescue dogs Lexi and Piglet (pictured).

 

The fundraising effort begins on Wednesday 26 June and is expected to take five days to complete.

 

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03.06.13

The RSPCA is urging people not to bring dogs to Appleby Horse Fair, Cumbria for the annual Gypsy and Traveller event, which starts on Thursday (6-12 June)*.

Despite advising people of the dangers, the RSPCA pulled two dogs out of hot cars again during the 2012 event. Their owners were given cautions.

RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy said:

“Dogs shouldn’t be brought to the fair at all, it is quite simply no place for them. Horses can get ‘spooked’

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29.05.13

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a wood pigeon was shot with a crossbow. The bird was so badly injured it was put to sleep by a vet.

The bird was discovered on a pavement on Backhold Avenue, Halifax by a member of the public on Thursday 9 May. They waited with it while RSPCA Inspector Natalie Taylor arrived. She said:

“I’d like to thank them for contacting us and for keeping an eye on the bird while

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17.05.13

American football club The DC Presidents have decided to support the RSPCA as their charity of choice for the new season and they kicked it off with a fantastic weekend.

Twelve members of the squad, including two cheerleaders from the newly established Liberty Bells Cheerleading Squad took part in the Tyne Bridge zip slide challenge in their full kit on Saturday (11 May) before visiting RSPCA Felledge Animal Centre in Chester Moor, Chester le Street to meet the staff … Continue reading…