A baby roe deer who was close to death after being found all alone on a County Durham cycle path is recovering after being spotted by chance by an RSPCA officer.

RSPCA animal collection officer Shane Lynn was on his way to his inspectorate group office in Stockton-on-Tees when he thought he saw out of the corner of his eye a small deer on its own on a cycle path.

He got out of his van and started to walk … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat with severe signs of abuse was found in Woking.

The nine-month-old tortoiseshell cat was found with burns all over her body and signs of sexual abuse. She was found near to Bagshot Road yesterday (2 June).

She also had a makeshift splint on her front right leg and is unable to stand.

She is now being cared for by local vets, where staff have named her Minnie as she is so … Continue reading…

​More effort is needed to end lab animal use and suffering, says the RSPCA, as a new poll reveals the public have real concerns about animal research and testing.

The animal welfare charity say the result of the Ipsos Mori survey demonstrate the need for strong regulation and increased efforts to develop humane alternatives to the use of animals.

The survey* (published today – 24 May 2019), commissioned by the Office for Life Sciences and carried out between August and … Continue reading…

Fiona and Julia Cheerer volutneers

The RSPCA is calling on budding photographers and enthusiastic animal lovers to volunteer for a range of events this year.

From London Marathon to the Great North Run there are plenty of opportunities to get involved from cheering on runners or taking pictures to capture the day.

Whether Team Cat or Team Dog, the RSPCA is looking for a variety of volunteers to sign up for events which raise vital funds to help the animal welfare charity continue to rescue, … Continue reading…

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…