We and five other leading horse charities are welcoming plans by the Welsh Government to introduce legislation to tackle fly grazing of horses and ponies in Wales. We’re urgently asking the Westminster Government to follow suit in England to help stem the horse crisis escalating across the country.
As 7,000 horses are at risk of needing rescue in England and Wales, Redwings, World Horse Welfare, The British Horse Society, Blue Cross, HorseWorld and us have released a series of devastating … Continue reading…
A poodle was so badly neglected when she was rescued by us that when her matted fur was clipped it was discovered that she had lost her front paws through lack of circulation.
RSPCA Inspector Tony Woodley was horrified when he received a complaint and found 14-year-old poodle/shi-tzu cross breed Cheeky living with her former owner in Brighton.
Inspector Woodley said:
“This poor dog was so matted that there was simply no blood supply getting through to her paws
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We are warning people not to go away on holiday and leave their pets unattended.
As the main summer holiday getaway peaks this weekend, our inspectors are reporting calls to houses where pets have just been left with piles of food and no-one looking after them.
We always see a rise in abandoned animals during the summer months and inspectors are warning that leaving pets home alone is not acceptable.
Under the Animal Welfare Act owners have a … Continue reading…
A swan shot with a cross bow in Lynemouth, Northumberland has been released back into the wild where her mate was still waiting for her after nine days apart.
The female swan had been in the care of Robson & Prescott veterinary centre in Morpeth since Monday, 15 July. She was taken there by us after being rescued from the River Lyne.
RSPCA Inspector Trevor Walker said:
“We got a call from a member of the public that a
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Be tolerant of gulls this summer holidays
A nest of gull chicks has been left orphaned after both their parents were shot in the latest spate of gull attacks in the south east.
Three gulls were found in the same area of St Mary’s Bay in Kent last week with shot wounds – two in their wings and one with a pellet in its chest. Two were thought to be the parents of two chicks left uncared for in … Continue reading…