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…

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…

29.06.13

We are appealing for information after a pony was found dumped with horrendous injuries in Winterbourne near Bristol.

Watson, as he was later named by HorseWorld, was found on 8 June in a field on Old Gloucester Road.  He had horrific wounds on much of his body which appeared to be some kind of burns.

RSPCA Inspector Chris James attended and immediately called a vet and the police, who seized Watson.  Inspector James also contacted HorseWorld who collected the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in Treorchy, sustaining serious injuries.

The incident happened in Miskin Street on Saturday 15 June. The male black and white five year old cat was shot twice in his mouth and left eye. As a result of the injuries sustained, the left eye had to be removed.

RSPCA Inspector Gemma Black said: “This was a very cruel and callous act, resulting in a debilitating injury to this defenceless creature. … Continue reading…