10.08.13

We are appealing for information on how a cat and her kittens came to be dumped in Gloucester.

A shivering mother cat and her two kittens were found abandoned on a bench in Berkeley Street, Gloucester this week.

The cats had been wrapped tightly in a pink paw print blanket and left on a bench in the town centre.

Luckily they were spotted by an eagle-eyed member of the public who took them home and called us.

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08.08.13

We are appealing for information after a kitten was stuffed inside a suitcase and then thrown into a river in Whitworth, Lancashire last Friday (August 2).

The 16-week-old male kitten was found after a passer-by heard a meow coming from the river at about midday. They pulled the battered black case from the water at the junction of Milner Road and Rivers Edge Road and discovered the tiny animal inside.

The blue grey tabby was soaking wet, shivering and … Continue reading…

07.08.13

Renowned nature lover and TV presenter Bill Oddie is to share his passion for wildlife at our Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre near Hastings, East Sussex on Saturday (August 10). 

Our vice president will be taking part in a question and answer session at the centre’s annual Open Day, their biggest fundraising event of the year. He will also officially open a new aviary dedicated to birds which are part of legal cases.

Bill Oddie said:

“It is proof of

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06.08.13

While tougher sentencing can act as a deterrent for some irresponsible owners on its own it will do little to prevent dog attacks.

Further we are concerned that the package of measures, including this latest proposal about sentencing, could compromise dog welfare as well as some dog owners abandoning their dogs leading to our centres and others picking up the pieces.

We have long called for genuine early intervention and preventative measures to try to prevent such incidents from … Continue reading…

03.08.13

We were called to deal with an unusual rescue in Birmingham last weekend – an escaped porcupine.

The adventurous rodent had managed to dig his way out of his home and ended up hiding in some undergrowth in Iris Drive, Birmingham.

The porcupine was found after a dog had gone into the bushes to investigate and came out with porcupine spikes on his body, but it was checked over and was okay following the encounter.

The dog’s owner investigated … Continue reading…