07.05.14

Our members are now invited to vote in the 2014 RSPCA National Council election.

Our Council comprises up to 25 volunteers elected to serve as the charity trustees of the RSPCA.

Fifteen national Council members are elected by the votes of RSPCA members and serve for three years, retiring on a rotational basis.

List of nominees

This year, there are five vacancies for national Council members to be filled and nominations have been received as follows, in alphabetical order:… Continue reading…

06.05.14

One of our rescue pigs has finally landed on his trotters after being adopted by comedian John Bishop and his family.

Milo the pot bellied pig was snapped up by the family after a video of him was spotted online.

The three-year-old black pig was being cared for at our Block Fen Animal Centre in Cambridgeshire after originally being found wandering around a housing estate in Leicestershire in February 2012 by one of our inspectors.

He was briefly rehomed … Continue reading…

01.05.14

We have given our support to an HM Government petition, launched by the British Veterinary Association

The petition calls on the government to bring an end to non-stun slaughter.

Scientific evidence shows that slaughter without pre-stunning causes unnecessary suffering to millions of farm animals each year in the UK.

We have long been opposed to this method of slaughter. Until it is brought to an end, we believe compulsory method of slaughter labelling should be introduced. So consumers to … Continue reading…

Could you help give our animals something to smile about?

30.04.13

We’re hoping to find forever homes for some of our moody looking residents.

While some of these animals may give the impression they are down in the dumps, they are actually some of our more colourful and lovable characters.

Two grumpy old men

Gruff Gryff and best friend Jack are often referred to as the two grumpy old men. In reality they could not be more lovable.

The two … Continue reading…

28.04.14

The owner of a cat who was subject to an appalling act of cruelty in Blyth, Northumberland last week is thanking everyone involved in helping her beloved pet get home safe.

The young female cat, a Russian Blue-type now known to be called ‘Piper’, was rescued from a bottle bank at Asda on Cowpen Road on Thursday (24 April) where she had been dumped with a plastic bag over her head and all four legs tied together with elastic … Continue reading…