06.08.13

While tougher sentencing can act as a deterrent for some irresponsible owners on its own it will do little to prevent dog attacks.

Further we are concerned that the package of measures, including this latest proposal about sentencing, could compromise dog welfare as well as some dog owners abandoning their dogs leading to our centres and others picking up the pieces.

We have long called for genuine early intervention and preventative measures to try to prevent such incidents from … Continue reading…

03.08.13

We were called to deal with an unusual rescue in Birmingham last weekend – an escaped porcupine.

The adventurous rodent had managed to dig his way out of his home and ended up hiding in some undergrowth in Iris Drive, Birmingham.

The porcupine was found after a dog had gone into the bushes to investigate and came out with porcupine spikes on his body, but it was checked over and was okay following the encounter.

The dog’s owner investigated … Continue reading…

02.08.13

We’re urging animal lovers to join a peaceful demonstration against the cruel and unnecessary trade in live animal exports from the Port of Dover this Saturday.

The demonstration will take place on Saturday, 3 August between 12-3pm at the Eastern Docks roundabout in Dover, Kent.

 

Animals forced to travel in cruel conditions

Every year millions of animals – some as young as two weeks old – are transported throughout Europe. Many suffer from stress, exhaustion and thirstContinue reading…

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…

29.07.13

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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