15.09.14

We’ve partnered with Pets at Home to launch a website which will help educate the next generation of pet owners on the importance of animal welfare.

‘My Pet Pals Academy’ encourages children to care for animals responsibly and with respect. It is hoped that developing these attitudes at an early age will reduce incidences of pet abandonment and mistreatment in the future.

Working in partnership with us, Pets at Home’s My Pet Pals Academy will provide teaching resources for … Continue reading…

Animal lovers are being urged to come along to this year’s RSPCA Family Fun Day on Sunday (10 August) at Felledge Animal Centre, Chester-le-Street, County Durham.

 

Organisers have packed even more activities into this year’s event and hope that local people will help make it the biggest and best yet.

 

The event takes place from 11am till 3pm, with lots going on throughout the day for families and, of course, their dogs, who are welcome on a lead … Continue reading…

31.07.14

With the school summer holidays upon us, children and dogs will be spending more time together. We’ve produced advice for parents and children to help make sure this time is spent safely.

According to the Health and Social Care Information Centre, in 2013, the age group with the highest number of hospital admissions for dog bites was children aged between 0-9 years old. Hospital injury data also show that young children are more likely to be bitten by 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…