The journey of two fat staffies put on a diet plan to shift the pounds is set to hit the nation’s TV screens. 

Tomorrow’s episode (6 July) of ‘The Dog Rescuers‘ on Five features Staffordshire bull terrier duo Honey and Spotty from Norwich, and their battle with weight loss.

RSPCA inspector Emily Astillberry paid a visit to the chubby duo after concerned reports about their condition were made to the charity.

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A cat was found with his leg “hanging off by its skin” after spending at least a week trapped in an illegal gin trap in Pembrokeshire.

The feral tabby cat was found by a member of the public in Stepaside village in their shed on Saturday (26 June) in severe pain with his leg caught in the trap.

Local residents said they had seen the cat over one week prior with an object attached to his leg – but sadly … Continue reading…

The Welsh Government has been urged to ban “torturous, cruel” glue traps in Wales and not risk the nation’s animal welfare standards “falling behind” England – as the UK Government gives its support to a Private Members Bill.

Calls come after Wolverhampton North East MP Jane Stevenson proposed a Private Member’s Bill – the Glue Traps (Offences) Bill – which would ban the use of these traps in England. The Bill has the backing of the UK Government.

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Two West Midlands secondary schools are set to compete in the finale of a prestigious RSPCA-backed debating competition.

After successfully running ‘The Great Debate’ in secondary schools for a number of years, the RSPCA has now teamed up with fellow charity Debate Mate for their prestigious 2021 Grand Cup Finals.

Debate Mate is a global educational organisation, aiming to power social change through equipping children and young people with the skills and confidence to become world-class communicators through their after … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru have rescued a lamb in the Llŷn Peninsula who was stuck on a cliff edge without grazing and being pecked by birds.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after walkers spotted the sheep stranded on the ledge at the Trefor Sea Stacks.

No grazing was available on the cliff edge for the lamb, while she was surrounded by nesting shag birds who would peck her every time she moved.

The young sheep was in urgent need of help … Continue reading…