13.12.13

Hardworking staff and volunteers at the RSPCA’s East Winch Wildlife Centre have been overwhelmed by public generosity as donations pour in following the rescue of orphaned seal pups.

A large number of the pups were separated from their mothers by the recent tidal surge along the Norfolk coast, which swept many of the young seals out to sea before they could even swim properly.

Almost 100 seal pups were washed up along the Norfolk coast last week

The wildlife … Continue reading…

12.12.13

A survey we conducted has revealed that animal lovers are expected to spend about £300 million pampering their pets this Christmas.

Nine out of ten owners (91 per cent) are buying their pet a present this year, with almost a fifth (18 per cent), admitting they will be spending more on their pet than their mother-in-law.

Our poll of almost 900 pet owners revealed most (54 per cent), will be spending up to £10 on their pet’s present. … Continue reading…

09.12.13

Today we launched a crisis appeal to support the East Winch Wildlife Centre which is caring for more than 100 orphaned seal pups following the recent floods on the Norfolk coast.

It costs £22 a week to feed each seal, with pups expected to require up to five months of rehabilitation after being separated from their mothers by last week’s tidal surge.

The wildlife centre, in Norfolk, is at full capacity with the young pups – many still … Continue reading…

06.12.13

Our specially trained water rescue teams have been out rescuing animals affected by the storms and rising tides that have battered the east of England.

Officers have so far been involved in rescues involving seals, horses and cattle as they respond to calls from the authorities and members of the public.

A team of our officers, along with local authority seal wardens and members of the Seal & Bird Rescue Trust, are currently patrolling the east Norfolk coast between … Continue reading…

06.12.13

We are urging all MPs to attend an important debate in Parliament on Wednesday (December 11) as the last opportunity to decide the future of the badger culls.

We were relieved when the government put a stop to the pilot cull in Gloucestershire last week after it became clear that their targets were not going to be reached and the trials had failed to meet the goals set by the government.

Now action is needed to stop plans to … Continue reading…