We have been overwhelmed by entries to our alternative dog show – Ruffs.
Ruffs 2014 is our first ever online dog show. Unlike traditional shows which judge dogs primarily on looks, ‘Ruffs’ celebrates them for their welfare and happiness.
James Yeates, RSPCA chief veterinary officer said:
“We are fed up with dog shows like Crufts judging dogs primarily on looks and rewarding those people still breeding dogs with exaggerated features, particularly as it’s those looks which can often cause … Continue reading…
We are calling on the government to make tighter checks at ports to stop international puppy traders abusing loopholes in the controls to bring in dogs to the UK.
Today we launched a report which reveals there has been a rise in the risk of diseases such as rabies and parvovirus entering the country following the relaxation of quarantine rules in 2012.
In Pushing at an open door – how the present UK controls on rabies are failing (PDF … Continue reading…
As we struggle to cope with the numbers of horses needing our help, two plucky equines are planning to set out with their owners on a 100 mile trek just to raise money for our Felledge Equine Centre.
Scotch, a miniature Shetland pony, and Barley, a donkey, will take their owners, Tiggy Bays-Griffiths and Chelsey Bailey, on the first sponsored trek of its kind around East Anglia.
The seven day challenge will begin in Needham Market and end at … Continue reading…
We have awarded medals to marines and firefighters for their role in the daring rescue of a pony from a clifftop.
Five Royal Marines and three members of the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service were presented with gallantry medals for saving the pony which had tumbled 80 feet down a cliff in February last year 2013.
Rope rescue teams and two Royal Marine crafts swung into action when the wild Dartmoor pony was spotted on a precarious ledge over … Continue reading…
We have welcomed reports that the pilot badger cull have been proved to be inhumane as well as ineffective. We are calling for plans to roll the cull out further to now be dropped.
The Independent Expert Panel report shows pilot culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset proved once and for all that the badger cull is not the answer to the problems of bovine TB in cattle.
We have always warned against using the free-shooting method used during the … Continue reading…