10.10.14

Everyone enjoys a tea time treat every now and then. So in honour of the Great British Bake Off final we’re encouraging pet owners to make tails across Britain wag by whipping up some tasty titbits for their pets.

We’re urging budding Paul Howl-lywoods and Mary Berrys to get into the baking spirit and use their culinary skills to whip up some training treats for their furry friends.

Treats can form an important part of reward-based training where the … Continue reading…

09.10.14

Take That star Howard Donald has donated the iconic jacket he wore during the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony to raise funds for his local RSPCA branch.

The Never Forget singer heard about how our Macclesfield, South East Cheshire and Buxton Branch is running low on funds. He decided to help out by auctioning off a Saville Row jacket he wore during the historic stage show on eBay.

The jacket, which in its first two days received bids of … Continue reading…

08.10.14

We joined with members of the Royal British Legion and the Cameronian (Scottish Rifles) Regiment to commemorate the extraordinary work of Jimmy the donkey.

Jimmy (nicknamed ‘The Sergeant’) was a courageous wartime mascot of the First Scottish Rifles Regiment during World War One. He was born in June 1916 after a shell injured his mother and sent her into labour at the Battle of the Somme. Jimmy was then found cowering beside his mother by advancing Scottish troops and … Continue reading…

01.10.14

We’re appealing for information about two kittens found dumped in the corner of a car park behind Ringwood High Street.

The two male kittens, who have been named Woody and Buzz, were found on Sunday morning (28 September) shortly before 9am, when Inspector Penny Baker was called out to the Fridays Court car park.

There was no form of identification on the kittens and neither had a microchip. Both are aged about six to seven months old and … Continue reading…

01.10.14

An independent review of our prosecution activity has concluded that we should continue our role as a prosecuting body.

However the report, which was commissioned by us, has recommended a re-positioning of our long-standing enforcement role to bring it up to date with 21st century expectations of transparency and accountability.

The review acknowledges the “substantial and important” role undertaken by us in enforcing animal welfare legislation in England and Wales and its “huge contribution to animal welfare.”… Continue reading…