The RSPCA is appealing for information after some chickens were attacked at an allotment in Chester-le-Street by a ‘group of youths’.

The incident happened on the evening of Friday 8 September at allotments off Waldridge Lane in Waldridge.

 

RSPCA inspector Terri Ann Fannon said: “This was a terrible incident where chickens were tortured and some of them killed, seemingly for the pleasure of a group of youths.

“We understand that around a dozen young people – who were boys … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is launching an urgent appeal for homes for horses, ponies and donkeys as the number in the charity’s care exceeds 600.

England and Wales are in the grip of a horse crisis and it’s the animals who are paying the price.

In the last three years the RSPCA received 69,410 calls about equines in England alone – with more than 22,000 in 2014. Calls in West Yorkshire were the highest anywhere in the country last year (1,447), in … Continue reading…

With just days to go, final preparations are taking place for RSPCA Felledge Animal Centre’s Easter Fair & Eggstravaganza at the weekend.

 

The event is taking place at the Beaney Lane centre in Chester le Street between 11.30am and 2pm on Easter Sunday (20 April 2014)

 

RSPCA Felledge animal centre manager Maggie Eden said: “It’ll be a really family-focused day with lots of activities for the children, a raffle, tombola and some great goodies for sale – we’re … Continue reading…

People in County Durham are being urged to be an #AnimalHero this weekend by supporting RSPCA Felledge Animal Centre and going along to their annual Christmas Fair.

 

The RSPCA launched its ‘Everyday Hero’ campaign earlier this month, which urges all of us to do what we can to improve animal welfare, whether it is reporting a case of cruelty, donating unwanted clothes to an RSPCA charity shop or putting food out for the birds in our garden.

 

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A man from County Durham has become an #AnimalHero, running the Amsterdam Marathon to raise money for RSPCA Felledge Animal Centre.

 

Peter Harrison rehomed his ‘lovely cat’, called ‘Autumn’, from Felledge in January this year but, not satisfied with that, wanted to give even more back to the centre that had given her so much.

 

He completed the marathon challenge in 3:23:58. Peter said: “I was hoping to do it in less than three and half hours so … Continue reading…