On 16 May 2013, an RSPCA inspector responded to a call from a member of the public concerning ‘Claude’, an elderly cat belonging to Mr and Mrs Byrnes. Claude was removed from the family home and euthanased by a vet the following day against the wishes of Mr and Mrs Byrnes.
The RSPCA acknowledges that the way in which it intervened in taking Claude from his home and the subsequent treatment of Mr and Mrs Byrnes at that time was … Continue reading…
We’re pleased to announce the second international conference of dog population management, which will take place in Istanbul 2-5 March 2015.
Humane, effective and sustainable dog population management (DPM) is a challenge worldwide. Dogs play an important role as companion and work animals but are also a major source of concern for the transmission of rabies and other zoonoses and for attacks on people and livestock.
Improving dog welfare on a global scale
Building on the success of the … Continue reading…
Ziggy, the dog shot with a crossbow who warmed the hearts of the public, is on the road to recovery after narrowly escaping with his life.
The two-year-old Staffy was found with the 20 inch carbon fibre bolt going through his head a week ago today (Wednesday, 22 October) in remote woods near Wansford, Peterborough.
It was touch-and-go during the delicate operation to remove the bolt but vets were able to “slowly-slowly” pull it out. Incredibly, it had deflected … Continue reading…
The full moon is linked to such things as a rise in crime, disasters, accidents and even werewolves. Now it seems it could also be to blame for an increase in animals abuse, as we release the number of calls we receive on every full moon this year – it shows a marked increase during this phase in the lunar cycle.
We’ve been increasingly overwhelmed with calls in 2014, with a call every 30 seconds received so far this … Continue reading…
An eight-week-old kitten was found in Thorpe Road, Walsall on October 6 at around 10pm by a local family.
They called us, and Inspector Laura Bryant went out to collect the kitten. Due to the time of night, Laura took the kitten into her own home.
Smartie, as she was later named, had cat flu, fleas and suffered from ear mites, but is now almost back to full health and recovering in a foster home. She is also short … Continue reading…