19.07.13

We’re bracing ourselves for ‘Black Saturday’ – the busiest day of the year for our emergency helpline.

On Saturday 20 July, we expect to receive a call for help for an animal at least every eight seconds. We’re already receiving a record number of calls (a 65 per cent increase since January 2012), and hundreds more animals being abandoned over the summer period.

 

Help us make light work of Black Saturday

RSPCA Chief Officer of the Inspectorate Kevin … Continue reading…

18.07.13

Figures reveal that almost 800 air rifle attacks were reported to us in 2012.  The horrific attacks include several cats shot in the face and whose eyes had to be removed and others who did not survive.

There were 799 incidents reported to is in 2012.  This was an increase of 40 compared to 2011 (759).  Shocking figures show that for the first six months of 2013, 438 reports had already been received.

This indicates that the overall figure … Continue reading…

One cat was in a bag weighed down with rocks and tied with shoe laces

Tuesday 15 July 2013

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two cats were found dead on a riverbank near Elizabeth Street in Pentre, Rhondda, on Sunday (14/07/13).

One tortoiseshell cat was found decomposing in a reusable Asda bag which had been weighed down with rocks and tied with shoelaces. A dark coloured cat was found next to the bag also in a state of … Continue reading…

Darcy the dog found dumped and badly injured
  Saluki found running down country lane

 

Friday 12 July 2013

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an injured saluki lurcher dog was found running down a lane in St Albans with a metal chain dragging behind him.

 

The young dog, who has been named Darcy by staff at the RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre, was found by a member of the public on Wednesday 10 July.  He was running … Continue reading…

Pets dumped in bins, boxes and buckets

11.07.13

The RSPCA have reported an alarming increase in animals being abandoned across England and Wales.

In the last year, we were called out to rescue more than 37,000 abandoned animals and received a call asking for help every 30 seconds.

Every year we see a sharp rise in abandonments at the height of summer. Evidence from us and other animal charities suggests some people chose to get rid of their pets rather … Continue reading…