Tuesday 26 March 2013

Officers from the RSPCA North of England water rescue team have won a BBC Radio York Flood Hero Award, recognising their successful efforts to save two donkeys from a field last September.


The ceremony took place at the Guildhall in York this morning (Tuesday 26 March) when the winners were announced and presented with trophies and certificates.


The team, led by RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent, won the ‘Harrogate Flood Hero’ award for the … Continue reading…

Monday 25 March 2013

Officers from the RSPCA’s North of England water rescue team will attend the BBC Radio York Flood Hero Awards tomorrow (Tuesday 26 March), in which they have been nominated.


The ceremony is due to take place at the Guildhall in York in the morning when the winners will be announced.


They were nominated by the owners of two donkeys – four year old ‘Noah’ and 15 year old ‘David Crockett’ – after they rescued … Continue reading…

Friday 22 March 2013

The RSPCA wants to hear from animal-loving adrenaline junkies who want to take on the iconic Tyne Bridge zip slide challenge and raise money for the charity.


The event takes place at 10am on Saturday 11 May. Entry is £35 and those taking part are asked to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship, which will go towards helping some of the most cruelly treated and neglected animals in the North of England.


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Thursday 21 March 2013

It is a nonsense to say that the RSPCA squanders funds on prosecutions which could have been spent on protecting and rescuing animals. Prosecutions are one of the most effective ways of doing exactly this.

Every legal case is the result of the alleged suffering of animals. Many are victims of terrible neglect and/or cruelty and can only be removed from places of danger and protected from further harm through legal means. Once in our care … Continue reading…

Thursday 21 March 2013


An elderly Labrador cross dog has been found collapsed in a Leeds garden, emaciated and suffering. The male dog was in such a state he was put to sleep on veterinary advice.


The RSPCA was called after the dog was spotted in the garden on South Farm Road, Gipton at around 4.30pm on Saturday (16 March).  He had a skin condition resulting from an allergic reaction to fleas which had caused fur loss on … Continue reading…