Four flood rescue teams of specially trained RSPCA officers have been out rescuing animals and people during Storm Desmond.

 

Cats, dogs, rabbits and even chickens have all been rescued, mainly from residential properties across the north of England, where their owners were forced to evacuate the rising flood waters.

 

As well as helping animals, the RSPCA’s flood teams have also been assisting other emergency services and have so far rescued 36 people.

 

Among those was a semi-conscious … Continue reading…

The birds were left scared and abandoned in a box

Friday 1 November 2013

An incident where two chickens were left scared and abandoned in a cardboard box on a street in Porthcawl has left the RSPCA bemused.

The two chickens were found in the box outside a house in Lime Tree Way, Porthcawl last night (31/10/13). The box had been painted and was tied up like a present, lights had been attached and air holes had been cut out. … Continue reading…

14.08.13

RSPCA Brighton has agreed to save ten thousand free-range chickens from slaughter.

The 18-month-old egg-laying chickens have come to the end of their usefulness for a commercial egg producer and were destined to be slaughtered. That was before our Brighton Animal Centre stepped in.

The flock is being kept at a holding site while staff at the Patcham Animal Centre work flat out to find new homes for them.

Patcham animal care assistant Diane Grout said:

“We have been

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Five bantams sealed in a cardboard box with no ventilation have been dumped on the drive of a chicken keeper in Telford.

The chickens were left around 0830 yesterday morning ( 1 August) at a house in Newcomen Way. The woman who found them said she thought they had been left there because she did keep chickens herself.

 

 

RSPCA inspector Elaine Williams said: “The box was clean but had no bedding in it and no food and water … Continue reading…

15.07.13

A new survey by our Freedom Food scheme today reveals some people don’t even know the basics when it comes to food and farming – even which farm animals fly and which ones walk.

When given a list of food delicacies – including two spoof ones – and asked to indicate which they had tried, one in 10 people astonishingly said they had tasted ‘chicken trotters’. In addition, eight per cent of the respondents said they had tried … Continue reading…