The RSPCA is appealing for information after a group of children were seen kicking bags containing live goldfish which were being given as prizes at a fair in East Yorkshire.

The animal welfare charity was contacted after concerned members of the public witnessed the incident on Wednesday 4 September at a fair in Mill Street, Driffield.

The incident has prompted the RSPCA to re-issue pleas to fairground owners about not giving out goldfish as prizes.

Inspector Lucy Green said: “This … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after nine snakes were dumped outside a vets in Frome, Somerset.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the reptiles were dumped in the early hours of Saturday morning (17th).

The snakes – all corn snakes – were dumped in a plastic box. They have been collected by the RSPCA and are now in private boarding.

RSPCA inspector Hayley Lawrence said: “All of the snakes are in reasonable condition despite being dehydrated.

“It is … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre has admitted a rare patient – a red squirrel.

The elusive squirrel – a native British species which is only seen in certain parts of the UK – was admitted to RSPCA Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, Cheshire, after being found orphaned in Liverpool.

It is only the tenth red squirrel taken in by the centre since 2012.

“The number of red squirrels we get at Stapeley Grange is so remarkably small so when one arrives it … Continue reading…

An orphaned seal pup has arrived at RSPCA Stapeley Grange, marking the start of the ‘seal season’ for the centre.

The common seal pup, who has been nicknamed Squid, arrived at the animal charity’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, on Friday (9 August), after being rescued from a beach in Scarborough.

She is the first common seal to be admitted to the centre this season. The centre receives mainly grey seals over the winter but the team are … Continue reading…

Two RSPCA projects aimed at helping personal development for young people in care are open for referrals.

The two programmes – Paws for Change and Animal Action Days – are being held at RSPCA centres in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire this month.

Paws for Change and Animal Action Days are part of the RSPCA’s ambitious new programme called Generation Kind, eight projects which focus on educating young people from all backgrounds about animal welfare and aims to reach two million children … Continue reading…