Wednesday 27 February 2013

 

The RSPCA are outraged that the Government have ignored public, parliamentary, EU Commission and scientific opinion and announced that it will be going ahead with plans for badger cull this summer.

 

Plans for these pilot culls had been due to go ahead last autumn but were postponed but today (Wednesday 27 February) Defra issued a statement saying that the final licences had been granted and that the culls would go ahead from June. They … Continue reading…

A horse found collapsed in Swanley in Kent in the middle of the night appears to have been dumped by her owner because of her injuries.

The female. skewbald horse, is thought to be about two-years-old. She was found on School Lane next to a public footpath on 13 February just after midnight.

 

She was emaciated with hip bones, spine and ribs clearly visible. She had 15 open flesh wounds all over her body and a major wound on … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is seeking information on who abandoned an elderly female cat in a carrier near the gates of a derelict property called Danbury Palace, which was a former residence of the Bishop of Rochester.

The cat, a tabby and white domestic shorthair, was found by a security guard doing his rounds at 13:45 on Tuesday 5 February. It was a cold day with occasional light snow showers and she was in a white cage with a scrap of towel … Continue reading…

The RSPCA helped to rescue a springer spaniel from deep inside a foxhole in the scrub area at the back of Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath in London.

 

The black and white Springer spaniel apparently dashed through a hole in the fence surrounding a restricted area where gardeners keep their equipment at the historic house last Wednesday (23 January).

 

The owner realised there was a problem when she reached a mound with a foxes den burrowed in it. … Continue reading…

The RSPCA Leybourne Animal Centre near West Malling, Kent, is desperately seeking new homes for 11 cats including a rather dashing cat named Depp.

 

Some of the centre’s cats recently had a virus called calicivirus.  This is a virus that normally causes mouth sores and cold like symptoms and only showed up in the animals after they had had anaesthetics, for example for neutering.

 

Staff now need to disinfect and deep clean the whole cattery but they can’t … Continue reading…