04.11.13

Threats to animals and staff on the increase…

We rescue thousands of animals a year from abusive situations – many of these animals have been subject to horrific injuries from the use of weapons such as metal bars, knives, guns and crossbows.

For example, our figures reveal that air rifle injuries on animals had leapt up by almost 40 per cent to almost 800 attacks reported to us in 2012.  The horrific attacks include several cats shot in … Continue reading…

15.10.13

We are appealing for information after a young colt was found dumped and collapsed in a field in Gloucester with a horrific leg injury.

The skewbald yearling was found in the field off Naas Lane, Brookthorpe on Saturday (12 October).  He had a large open and bleeding wound to his upper right fore leg and a swollen elbow on the same leg.  The hoof on his right hind leg was also coming away.

The horse was lying collapsed on … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru make urgent appeal for information
Tuesday 8 October 2013

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead cat was found tied to a tree with a washing line in Mountain Ash, Rhondda Cynon Taf.

RSPCA inspectors were called to woodland at the rear of Gorsedd Street yesterday (Monday 8 October), after a member of the public reported finding the cat’s body.

The black and white male cat had been hung by the neck from the tree and … Continue reading…

08.10.13

As the first pilot badger cull in Somerset drew to a close yesterday, we are calling on the government to be transparent and share details about its effectiveness.

Officials said the six-week trials were intended as a way of testing the effectiveness and humaneness of shooting badgers as a means of controlling bovine TB in cattle.

Yet despite growing speculation about how successful the cull has been and much questioning, very little information has so far been revealed about … Continue reading…

07.10.13

We have launched an investigation into the apparent intentional killing of a juvenile swan in Westham, East Sussex on Saturday (5 October).

Shocked witnesses saw a brown Toyota or Mitsubishi pickup stop next to the pond on the High Street at 12.45pm on Saturday afternoon, as a large cygnet was in the road.

The driver sounded his horn at least twice but when the swan didn’t move, the car appeared to deliberately drive over the cygnet – killing it. … Continue reading…