17.10.14

We’re issuing advice for pet owners in the run up to another busy bonfire night season.

We regularly receive hundreds of calls about fireworks in October and November, when bonfire night and Diwali celebrations are in full swing.

In 2013 we received 310 calls relating to fireworks in October and November and in 2012 this figure was 326.

It is a stressful time of year for all pets and their owners -  an estimated 45 per cent of dogs Continue reading…

Horror in a half shell!

16.10.14

We’re bracing for an influx of terrapins as the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is released on Friday, 17 October.

Popular films have always escalated demands for unusual pets – when the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle film was released in the 1990s this led to a craze for buying terrapins.

 

Exotic pets have specialist needs

Many ill-informed people snapped up the reptiles and when owners realised that the 50p-sized baby animals … Continue reading…

14.10.14

We’re  appealing for information after a white rabbit was found with both ears cut off and a broken back leg in a Bradford park.

The rabbit was found straying in the park near Dirkhill Road, Bradford on Sunday, 12 October by a member of the public, who took the rabbit home and called us.

 

Deliberate incredible suffering

RSPCA Inspector Joanne Hartley said:

This animal has suffered incredibly and I want to hear from anyone who has any … Continue reading…

13.10.14

One of our supporters has raised a whopping £670 for animals by holding her own coffee morning and raffle event.

Margaret Lawlor from Harborne, Birmingham raised the much-needed funds for our Birmingham Animal Centre with a coffee morning and extravagant raffle on September 6.

Margaret said:

“I have been a volunteer dog walker at the RSPCA for over five years now. I get so much from taking the dogs out. It lifts my spirits and makes such a

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10.10.14

We’re appealing for information after a terrible act of animal cruelty in which a kitten was thrown over a fence and dropped 12 metres on to concrete.

The incident happened on Monday, 6 October at around 1.45pm in the Coningsby Road area of Sheffield.

An eyewitness said the kitten had been thrown over a fence and down a drop of approximately 12 metres on to concrete.

It’s believed the kitten had been thrown from a rear garden of a … Continue reading…