27.10.14

We have more cats in our care than any other animal. This year we’ve taken in 20 per cent more than during the same period last year!

We’re getting to the bottom of some of the myths surrounding cats to help people better understand our feline friends and create more homes for the high numbers in animal centres.

Our scientific officer and cat welfare expert Alice Potter said:

“One of the most common reasons that people call the RSPCA

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23.10.14

We’re appealing for information after a kitten was dumped in a plastic box, shoved inside a zipped up holdall, and thrown over a fence near Brighton.

The tiny black six to eight week-old was found in a lethargic state in a garden in Vale Road, Portslade on the afternoon of Wednesday 15 October. She had been sealed inside a plastic container with just a few airholes in its purple lid, and then put inside the outer bag.

The kitten, … Continue reading…

23.10.14

We’re appealing for information after a dog was found with a crossbow bolt through his skull near Peterborough.

Ziggy, a white and black male, two-year-old Staffy, was found in a very remote piece of woodland near Wansford, Peterborough on Wednesday 22 October.

He had a 20 inch carbon fibre weapon sticking into one side of his head and out the other side.

Ziggy was spotted by two beady eyed passers-by as they drove down the rural road, and … Continue reading…

21.10.14

We’ve joined forces with Born Free Foundation, British Veterinary Association and Captive Animals’ Protection Society to condemn the government on halting its own wild animals in circuses Bill.

In 2012, the Westminster Government announced it would finally grant wild animals in circuses in England their long overdue ban. Two and a half years later it appears that the government has turned its back on those animals.

Despite it’s Second Reading in Parliament on Friday (17 October) Jim Fitzpatrick MP’s … Continue reading…

20.10.14

Our staff and volunteers have seen an alarming increase in animals being abandoned across England and Wales and expect the situation to get worse over the winter months.

We’ve been called out to deal with 29,770 reports of abandoned animals so far in England and Wales this year- an increase of 33 per cent since 2009.

A whopping 210,952 abandoned animals have been reported to us in the last five years. That’s enough to fill every seat in the … Continue reading…