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…


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…


This is the heartbreaking moment caught on CCTV footage of a puppy being dumped by its owner outside the gates of our Birmingham Animal Centre and Hospital.

The incident happened at around 11am on Wednesday 11 December at the centre in Frankley.

A silver Renault car is seen drawing up to the gate before the driver leans across to open the back door and makes the puppy get out. Then the driver wheel-spins off leaving the young Staffordshire bull … Continue reading…


Our research has shown that almost a quarter (24%) of pet owners will be dishing up a plate of Christmas dinner for their pet this year.

However, the festive treat could backfire as many of the traditional Christmas trimmings are toxic for dogs and cats.

Last year more than a dozen dogs were admitted to our hospitals after being ‘treated’ to Christmas dinner by their owners.

Festive food can be dangerous for our pets

Angela Grigg, manager at Putney … Continue reading…