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Anne, a rescue staffie from the RSPCA’s Bristol Dogs and Cats Home, has just two wishes this summer – to find her perfect forever home and to meet the entire herd of Shauns scattered across Bristol’s famous Shaun in the City trail.

Like many other people this summer, Anne is keen to tick off all of the 70 spectacular Shauns dotted around the city. She has already had her picture taken with many of the sheep, and plans to visit … Continue reading…

28.08.14

We ask ‘Do you give a monkey’s?’ as report investigates the alarming rise in the number of calls about pet primates and monkey trade.

We’re pushing for a ban on keeping primates as pets after a marmoset is among the latest admissions into our care.

Mickey the marmoset was picked after his owners could no longer cope or meet his needs.

He is the most recent case in a growing number of calls we’ve received about pet monkeys and … Continue reading…

09.09.13

A weak and abandoned foal has been rescued from a remote hilltop above Llangynidr in Powys, South Wales.

Three ramblers from the Bristol area were on Llangynidr moor on 30 July and noticed the ailing creature behind a wall at the end of an uphill track.

Attempts to find the foal’s mother proved futile, as were their attempts to help the animal drink water so we were contacted at a neighbouring farm.

RSPCA Inspector Christine McNeil was called to … 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…

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…