Sergeant Pen Farthing is up for a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Daily Mirror and RSPCA Animal Hero Awards after rescuing 500 stray dogs from the war zone in Afghanistan.
The former Royal Marine who set up Afghanistan’s first official animal rescue centre first became aware of the animal crisis while stationed in the country six years ago.
After breaking up a dogfight, a common ‘sport’ in the local villages, he was befriended by an injured dog, who followed … Continue reading…
Yesterday (26 September) we and Redwings Horse Sanctuary carried out a day-long joint operation to remove a group of 46 horses from a field where they were at risk of suffering.
RSPCA Chief Inspector John Harrod and Inspector Claire Crowther met with Hampshire police, Redwings vet Nic De Brauwere and their round-up team at the site off New Odiham Road in Alton, Hampshire at 8am. Hampshire Trading Standards have also been working on the issue and joined us at … Continue reading…
We are appealing for information after a heron was shot with an airgun.
The juvenile bird was spotted in a garden in Yeovil, Somerset by a passing dog walker. He was in an underweight state and struggling to fly. We were called and an inspector came to rescue the bird and take him to the nearby West Hatch Wildlife Centre.
A veterinary examination revealed an airgun pellet and fracture in the wing, but it is hoped with a … Continue reading…
We are delighted to learn that Hampshire County Council has voted to ban badger culling on its land, and calls on the Government to listen to this clear rejection of the cull.
Councillors overwhelmingly backed a motion to ban badger culling on county-owned land at a full council meeting in Winchester on Thursday, 19 September. The motion argued that culling was not a scientifically proven solution to the TB problem.
The meeting came after pilot culls have been launched … Continue reading…
We are appealing for information after a young cat had to have her leg amputated after being shot by an air rifle in Poole.
Phoenix, an 18 month old pale ginger cat, left her home as usual late in the evening of 10 September.
Her brother Jinx returned home, but the cats’ owner Vicky Willan didn’t see Phoenix again until Friday morning (13 September) when she found the cat at the front of her house crying and unable to … Continue reading…