Specialist RSPCA equine officers are attending Seamer Horse Fair from today (Thursday 11 July). The site opened this morning with the actual horse fair itself taking place on Monday (15 July).

 

The RSPCA will have three officers present each day along with a veterinary surgeon from Redwings Horse Sanctuary.

 

The RSPCA and Redwings went along for the first time last year after Scarborough Borough Council and North Yorkshire Police representatives visited Appleby Horse Fair*, the biggest gathering of … Continue reading…

A dog has been found obese and arthritic on a street in Hyde. The female Doberman had to be put to sleep to end her suffering.

 

She was spotted on Valley Road in Hyde on Tuesday 25 June by a member of the public who called the RSPCA.

 

RSPCA inspector Lorna Campbell said: “This poor dog was in a shocking state. She was extremely overweight and suffering from arthritis in all four legs. Walking was a real effort, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has hit out at owners who left their dogs in hot cars over the weekend, despite repeated warnings about the dangers.

 

The animal welfare charity was inundated with hundreds of complaints over the weekend from people who spotted animals suffering as the temperature rocketed to 90 degrees in some parts of the country.

 

Around 350 calls about animals trapped in hot cars came into the RSPCA’s National Control Centre over the weekend of 6-7 July. Unfortunately … Continue reading…

01.07.13

Our officers and wildlife experts will be ringing geese in the Lake District tomorrow (Tuesday 2 July) as part of efforts to better understand the population in the area.

The project is a major part of the commitment made by us to assist the Windermere Geese Management Group.

Adam Grogan, senior scientific officer in our wildlife department, said:

“We are doing this to better understand where the geese come from and why. We may find that some of the

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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.

Bits of bread were also found nearby, which is thought to have been used to attract the birds to a spot Continue reading…