08.10.14

We joined with members of the Royal British Legion and the Cameronian (Scottish Rifles) Regiment to commemorate the extraordinary work of Jimmy the donkey.

Jimmy (nicknamed ‘The Sergeant’) was a courageous wartime mascot of the First Scottish Rifles Regiment during World War One. He was born in June 1916 after a shell injured his mother and sent her into labour at the Battle of the Somme. Jimmy was then found cowering beside his mother by advancing Scottish troops and … Continue reading…

22.08.14

We’re delighted to announce that we have been nominated in the charities category of the Website of the year Award 2014.

Each year you are invited to vote for your favourite website within each of the 19 categories.

There are also prizes for Best Website and Most popular sites. Last year nearly 89,000 votes were cast, with Macmillam taking the prize of best charity website and Unicef winning most popular charity website.

Important year for us and our … Continue reading…

The Hastings Wild Things project run by RSPCA Mallydams Wood Education Centre has won the ‘Play Award’ at a prestigious award ceremony for professionals who work with children and young people.

The project beat off competition from  community projects from all over the country.

Children and Young People Now Awards are run by the magazine of the same name which is the ‘only dedicated magazine for professionals working with children, young people and families’.

Karen Branagh, from our fundraising department, … Continue reading…

Sensory garden wins for pioneering approach to animal welfare.

Tuesday 8 October 2013

A garden designed to give stray dogs a better quality of life while they wait to be rehomed has been given an award for innovation by the RSPCA.

Cardiff Council’s Cardiff Dogs Home was one of four organisations that scooped an Innovator Award 2013 in the charity’s annual Community Animal Welfare Footprint awards scheme. CAWF aims to recognise and promote those that have made the extra effort … Continue reading…

17.04.13

The RSPCA is recognising the bravery and persistence of a terrier who saved the life of her elderly owner when she did not realise her bed was on fire.

Barbie is a seven-year-old Jack Russell Terrier who lives with her owner 72-year-old Rosemary Field in Bristol.

In the early hours of Friday 1 March, Mrs Field was asleep and unaware that a lit bedside lamp had fallen onto her bed. The hot bulb burned a hole through a quilt, … Continue reading…