16.12.13

We are set to release two geese, which had been shot with crossbows, back to the wild tomorrow (17 December).

The pair were rescued by us after they were seen injured on The Mere in Elsmere, Shropshire.

The release is even more poignant for RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) Elaine Williams after she had her nose broken by one of the geese while trying to catch it.

One of the geese had been shot in its wing by a … Continue reading…

13.12.13

Hardworking staff and volunteers at the RSPCA’s East Winch Wildlife Centre have been overwhelmed by public generosity as donations pour in following the rescue of orphaned seal pups.

A large number of the pups were separated from their mothers by the recent tidal surge along the Norfolk coast, which swept many of the young seals out to sea before they could even swim properly.

Almost 100 seal pups were washed up along the Norfolk coast last week

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12.12.13

A survey we conducted has revealed that animal lovers are expected to spend about £300 million pampering their pets this Christmas.

Nine out of ten owners (91 per cent) are buying their pet a present this year, with almost a fifth (18 per cent), admitting they will be spending more on their pet than their mother-in-law.

Our poll of almost 900 pet owners revealed most (54 per cent), will be spending up to £10 on their pet’s present. … Continue reading…

09.12.13

Today we launched a crisis appeal to support the East Winch Wildlife Centre which is caring for more than 100 orphaned seal pups following the recent floods on the Norfolk coast.

It costs £22 a week to feed each seal, with pups expected to require up to five months of rehabilitation after being separated from their mothers by last week’s tidal surge.

The wildlife centre, in Norfolk, is at full capacity with the young pups – many still … Continue reading…

06.12.13

Our specially trained water rescue teams have been out rescuing animals affected by the storms and rising tides that have battered the east of England.

Officers have so far been involved in rescues involving seals, horses and cattle as they respond to calls from the authorities and members of the public.

A team of our officers, along with local authority seal wardens and members of the Seal & Bird Rescue Trust, are currently patrolling the east Norfolk coast between … Continue reading…