17.06.13

A baby polecat is in our care after being found without his mum in a field in Somerset.

The tiny-young kit is thought to be just a few weeks old and was found alone, hungry and trembling in an exposed spot near our West Hatch Animal Centre near Taunton last Thursday, 6 June.

He had become separated from his mum and was unlikely to survive on his own. Luckily he was spotted by supervisor Anastasia Rosenberg, who lives on … Continue reading…

15.06.13

We appealing for information after a pony was shot in the face in a callous and brutal act of animal cruelty.

Bambi, a ten-year-old chestnut mare, was shot in the nose with a 20 inch bolt arrow, most likely fired from a crossbow.

The injured pony was spotted by a concerned member of the public on Monday, 10 June, at around 7pm in her field near Broad Car Road, Hoyland, Barnsley.

The member of the public contacted us, and … Continue reading…

14.06.13

This year’s Appleby Horse Fair has been the most successful ever from an animal welfare point of view, with fewer incidents and fewer warnings than ever before. 

It comes as the annual Gypsy and Traveller event, which started on Thursday, 6 June, ends for another year.

RSPCA Chief Inspector Rob Melloy said:

“We’ve seen a different fair this year, it has to be said. The atmosphere has been positive throughout, with a lot of people coming to speak to

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13.06.13

We are appealing for information after a Jack Russell was shot by an air rifle while out on her morning walk.

Paul Whiston, of Harlow, Essex walked his nine-year-old dog Millie to the end of their cul-de-sac on Saturday, 1 June when she was callously shot.

The damage was so serious that she lost a kidney and is continuing to suffer serious health problems.

Paul said:

“One minute she was happily sniffing in a bush and the next she

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08.06.13

Today we launch our annual competition for budding young snappers to showcase their best images of animals.

The Young Photographer Awards 2013 (YPA13) welcomes all kinds of pictures. From cheeky portraits of family pets to imaginative photos of wildlife and even close-ups of insects in a mix of categories open to young people under 19.

The competition is sponsored by Warners Midlands, supported by Olympus and Natures Images, and is judged by a mix of photography professionals including … Continue reading…