Dog rehoming soared during lockdown as families spending more time at home due to the pandemic and home-working sought the companionship of a four-legged friend.

New figures, released today (11 October) by the RSPCA, reveal that 4,877 dogs were rehomed in 2020, despite the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown. In Herefordshire & Worcestershire, the RSPCA rehomed 50 dogs in 2020.

RSPCA dog welfare expert Dr Samantha Gaines said: “At the beginning of lockdown we were concerned about how difficult it might … Continue reading…

Two domestic ducklings have been found dumped in a plastic tub at a Wolverhampton park.

Officers from the RSPCA were alerted after a member of the public found the tiny ducklings at Fowlers Park, off Nine Elms Lane in the West Midlands city on Saturday (26 June).

The ducklings were struggling in the mud flat near a pond at the park – and were “lucky to be found” as stormy weather hit the local area.

RSPCA inspector Kate Parker raced … Continue reading…

A Bristol secondary school – CST Trinity Academy – is set to compete in the finale of a prestigious RSPCA-backed debating competition. 

After successfully running ‘The Great Debate’ in secondary schools for a number of years, the RSPCA has now teamed up with fellow charity Debate Mate for their prestigious 2021 Grand Cup Finals.

Debate Mate is a global educational organisation, aiming to power social change through equipping children and young people with the skills and confidence to become world-class … Continue reading…

Two West Midlands secondary schools are set to compete in the finale of a prestigious RSPCA-backed debating competition.

After successfully running ‘The Great Debate’ in secondary schools for a number of years, the RSPCA has now teamed up with fellow charity Debate Mate for their prestigious 2021 Grand Cup Finals.

Debate Mate is a global educational organisation, aiming to power social change through equipping children and young people with the skills and confidence to become world-class communicators through their after … Continue reading…

Two Birmingham based primary schools have qualified for a prestigious RSPCA-backed debating competition, with the Grand Finale set to be live-streamed to the world.

The animal welfare charity has run its ‘Great Debate’ secondary school debating competition for a number of years, and 2021 marks the first time that primary school pupils also have the chance to compete in a RSPCA-backed debating tournament.

For this academic year, the RSPCA have partnered with Debate Mate for their primary schools’ Debate Mate … Continue reading…