23.09.13

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…

Appeal for information

20.09.13

We’re  appealing for information about a duck shot with a crossbow dart in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire – as well as trying to catch the bird to remove the dart.

RSPCA inspectors have been out seven times over the past few weeks to try to catch the duck. But the plucky bird keeps flying off when officers get close so she has evaded capture so far. Staff from another nearby wildlife centre have also attempted to catch her … Continue reading…

19.09.13

RSPCA branches and animal centres across the North of England are facing a cat crisis with many reporting unprecedented numbers of felines in their care.

The crisis is so bad that most branches and centres are unable to take in any more cats at the moment and several have more than 100 desperately waiting for new homes.

Our staff and volunteers at centres and branches say the pressure facing them is escalating and they are calling on the public … Continue reading…

18.09.13

We are calling on the government to follow its own guidance on the export of live farm animals after new information revealed welfare checks apparently not being carried out in line with government commitments.

Nine months ago Animal Welfare Minister David Heath MP changed the welfare checks required to export live animals to the continent. He said every consignment would be checked at loading and a proportion again at the port of departure until the government were entirely satisfied … Continue reading…

Appeal for information

13.09.13

The prickly mammal was found by a member of the public in a garden in Wolverhampton with a wooden pole pushed all the way through him.

We were called and the hedgehog was taken to Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Cheshire where a vet found so much damage had been done that he sadly had to be put to sleep.

RSPCA Inspector Vicky Taylor said:

This was a really gruesome case and definitely deliberate. It turned

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