31.10.14

The full moon is linked to such things as a rise in crime, disasters, accidents and even werewolves. Now it seems it could also be to blame for an increase in animals abuse, as we release the number of calls we receive on every full moon this year – it shows a marked increase during this phase in the lunar cycle.

We’ve been increasingly overwhelmed with calls in 2014, with a call every 30 seconds received so far this Continue reading…

29.10.14

Pet owners who don’t want to leave their animals home alone miss out on luxuries such as holidays abroad and meals out, our new figures have revealed.

A survey we carried out has shown that of the people who took part:

  • More than 51 per cent don’t go on foreign holidays.
  • 29 per cent miss out on time with family and friends because they don’t want their pets to be lonely.
  • 29 per cent said they don’t devote as
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20.10.14

Our staff and volunteers have seen an alarming increase in animals being abandoned across England and Wales and expect the situation to get worse over the winter months.

We’ve been called out to deal with 29,770 reports of abandoned animals so far in England and Wales this year- an increase of 33 per cent since 2009.

A whopping 210,952 abandoned animals have been reported to us in the last five years. That’s enough to fill every seat in the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for a new home for ‘Ted’ this New Year, a loving dog who was abused and neglected before coming to the charity.

 

The young male American bulldog cross was signed over to the RSPCA in March last year, since when he’s been in the care of the Leeds, Wakefield & District Branch.

 

When he arrived he was underweight and covered in sores and burns – thought to be from a radiator in the cupboard … Continue reading…

19.12.13

We are braced for a busy festive period after dealing with a bumper number of calls about cruelty over Christmas last year (2012).

Last year staff answered 833 calls about neglect and cruelty on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day – 53 per cent more than the same period in 2011.

Calls to help collect injured and abandoned animals were also up by about a third (32%) from 584 in 2011 to 769 last year.

Chief Inspector … Continue reading…