Primrose (Alison Stolwood - RSPCA) #3

This World Rat Day, the RSPCA urges people to see rats as more than just ‘pests’

This World Rat Day (Thursday 4 April) the RSPCA is calling for wider recognition of rats’ amazing abilities to think, and experience feelings – such as pleasure, pain and distress.  

 

The growing awareness of animal sentience raises many questions about the way in which many animals like rats are treated.

 

The animal welfare charity is urging people to see rats for the … Continue reading…

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The Phantom of the Opera cast member will raise money for the RSPCA

A West End performer is taking on the London Landmarks half marathon to raise funds to help animals in need.

James Butcher, who is currently performing in the Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, will be running the half marathon later this month to raise money for the RSPCA.

 

James, who trained at the Royal Ballet School and is also a ballet … Continue reading…

In the next few weeks we will have officially entered our busiest season when the number of animals admitted to Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire, increases dramatically.

It is the same for us every year and we prepare as best we can for a surge in admissions. It is never an easy time of year for the team because of the sheer volume of work which goes into looking after the animals. Birds, in particular, increase in numbers … Continue reading…

An RSPCA cattery is looking for a special home for a cat who was left scarred after being injured in a road traffic collision.

Ten-year-old Aston came into the care of RSPCA Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, Cheshire, with a large scar on his back as a result of being hit by a car. He is a very shy and timid cat, which may be a result of his injury.

Because of this, he will need a special home with an … Continue reading…

A seal pup who was covered in oil is recovering at an RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire after being rescued in Merseyside.

The grey seal was rescued by an RSPCA officer after getting trapped in an oil compound.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Lauren Bradshaw said: “He was found by one of the workers who was inspecting the site early on Wednesday. He heard something move on the gravel so shone his torch to try and find where the sound … Continue reading…