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…

An RSPCA wildlife centre is appealing for donations of washing up liquid to help treat 20 birds which were admitted after getting covered in dumped oil in a river canal.

The birds – 17 Canada geese and three greylag geese – were rescued by the RSPCA from a canal near Tamworth. They were all taken to RSPCA Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, Cheshire, for assessment and to be cleaned.

If oil is not removed from waterbirds it reduces the natural waterproofing … Continue reading…

Five tawny owls have been given a foster home in Derbyshire’s Peak District after an appeal was launched to find owl fosterers.

The young owls were being cared for at RSPCA Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Cheshire, after they were all found orphaned in separate incidents.

But as the wildlife centre started to fill up, the team began the search for animal-lovers who could temporarily care for the owls – ahead of their release back to the wild – giving … Continue reading…

An RSPCA rehoming centre in Birmingham has launched a special appeal to find a loving new home for a fun-loving shar-pei.

Lover arrived at the RSPCA’s Newbrook Animal Centre in January this year after her owner sadly passed away and there was no one else to look after her.

When she arrived she was in need of medical attention after she was found to be suffering from a painful eye condition called entropia, which is when the eyelashes turn inwards … Continue reading…

There were more than 3.52million scientific procedures involving animals last year

A Home Office report published today reveals the lowest number of scientific procedures on animals since 2007 but the RSPCA highlights there are still millions of animals involved.

The animal welfare charity says that despite the fall, the figures* demonstrate that the sheer numbers of animals involved underline the need for strong regulation and increased efforts to develop humane alternatives to end lab animal use.

 

The statistics released … Continue reading…