25.05.13

We are warning gardeners to tread carefully to avoid harming the wildlife which may be living in their gardens.

Every year we receive calls about animals with distressing and often fatal garden injuries which inmost cases are completely avoidable, and with gardeners likely to make the most of the bank holiday weekend we are urging caution.

Past cases include a toad with its hind legs chopped off by a strimmer, a hedgehog burnt in pampas grass clearance, … Continue reading…

24.05.13

We are calling on the people of Dover to support us in a bid for our inspectors to be allowed into the port to monitor live exports.

Live exports resumed from the Port of Dover in Kent this month, after previously sailing from Ramsgate for over a year, but our inspectors have not been granted permission to enter the port.

We applied for permission to be present in the port to safeguard the welfare of the animals but received Continue reading…

22.05.13

We are appealing for information after one badger was killed and another seriously injured by snares set up at the entrance to their sett.

The two badgers caught were found entangled in a field in Moorends, near Doncaster in the illegally set free-running snares. It is thought they had been trapped for more than 24 hours.

One, a female, was taken to our Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Cheshire for treatment, care and rehabilitation three weeks ago, and is … Continue reading…

22.05.13

Members of the RSPCA are now invited to vote in the 2013 RSPCA Council election.

Our Council comprises up to 25 volunteers elected to serve as the charity trustees of the RSPCA.

Fifteen Council members are elected by the votes of RSPCA members and serve for three years, retiring on a rotational basis.

List of nominees

This year, there are five vacancies for Council members to be filled and nominations have been received as follows, in alphabetical order:

21.05.13

Rock star and RSPCA vice-president Dr Brian May is to speak at a public meeting in Dorchester this Friday to oppose plans to kill thousands of badgers in England.

The Government today confirmed that it still plans to go ahead with a cull of badgers and this could start in less than two weeks. As a result, those campaigning against these plans are gathering to discuss the potentially devastating impact they would have.

At the moment the pilot culls … Continue reading…