We’re warning pet owners to take precautions ahead of the storms and high winds forecast for the weekend.

Heavy rain and high winds could pose a threat to all animals and we’re urging pet owners in areas predicted to be hit by storms to keep a close eye on their animals.


Take extra care in extreme weather

There have been recent media reports of cats being lifted into the air by the strong gusts in some parts of … Continue reading…


Yesterday our dedicated water rescue team rescued 18 horses from a flooded area in Christchurch, Dorset.

Beginning at 7.30am the operation involved 17 of our specially trained water rescue officers as well as two chief inspectors and an equine officer.

They set up a corral at the location in the Stony Lane area followed by rope fences across the water to form a channel for the horses to go through and enter the corral area.  Most of the water … Continue reading…

Influx of calls about goldfish being eaten as part of drinking ‘game’


We are condemning an alarming new trend involving fish being eaten as part of a bizarre drinking game.

There has been a spike of calls to us in the last week all describing videos of people drinking a shot of alcohol with a fish inside.

The incidents appear to be part of new craze called ‘Neknominating’, involving people filming themselves ‘necking’ alcohol, then nominating a friend … Continue reading…


Animal lovers are being given the chance to vote for their favourite snap of a pet in the People’s Choice category of the prestigious RSPCA Young Photographer Awards, which launched yesterday.

An official judging panel, which included wildlife expert and RSPCA vice president Chris Packham as well as several industry professionals, selected their winners ready for a special ceremony in December.  Now it’s the public’s turn to pick their winner with a special online poll.

People have two Continue reading…


31 January 2014 marks the beginning of the Year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar. To mark the occasion we’re announcing a huge rise in the numbers of horses rescued and taken in by us last year.

In 2013, we rescued, collected or took in 1,526 equines, 69 per cent more than the previous year.

We are always seeking new homes for our many horses, ponies and donkeys, at the moment we have just over 800 Continue reading…