12.07.13

We have released a list of the silliest calls we have received this summer in a bid to discourage time wasters.

The number of telephone calls to our 24-hour Cruelty telephone line has risen by a whopping 65 per cent since last January, and we are asking the public to show patience as we prioritise the workload.

Although the number of calls to the 0300 1234 999 helpline increases each year during the summer months, this year has … Continue reading…

Pets dumped in bins, boxes and buckets

11.07.13

The RSPCA have reported an alarming increase in animals being abandoned across England and Wales.

In the last year, we were called out to rescue more than 37,000 abandoned animals and received a call asking for help every 30 seconds.

Every year we see a sharp rise in abandonments at the height of summer. Evidence from us and other animal charities suggests some people chose to get rid of their pets rather … Continue reading…

10.07.13

We have teamed up with toy retailer Hamleys to offer our young supporters the chance to attend a party to remember.

Five lucky junior members  will each win an invitation to an exclusive party being held at the London toy store in September. The two-and-a-half hour party, worth £1800, has been kindly donated to us by Hamleys.

The winners and their friends will be treated to a red carpet arrival, a treasure hunt, face painting, a magic show, Hamleys … Continue reading…

09.07.13

New independent research, published today, shows that eight out of ten UK consumers want to know which farm system has been used to produce their meat and dairy products. 

The UK government is opposing this change, pushing the European Commission to keep consumers in the dark about where their food actually comes from.

83 per cent of UK consumers want method of production labelling, which clearly identifies the farm system used to produce the food, extended to meat … Continue reading…

08.07.13

Litter harms animals, so bin it before injury or even death occurs. That’s the message of our officer after rescuing a cygnet in North Wales.

RSPCA Inspector Mike Pugh was called to a lake on the Haven Holidays site in Chwilog, Pwllheli, on the afternoon of Saturday 29 June. The young swan was caught in discarded fishing line and was clearly struggling.

Inspector Pugh said:

Fishing litter can have a nasty impact on animals, but thankfully we

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