Liskeard kitten

The RSPCA was called after a young girl found two kittens left for dead in a sealed cardboard box dumped amongst bin bags in a lane outside St. Martin’s Primary School in Liskeard last week.- the evening before the council’s bin collection day. 

The two kittens, both tabby in colour and under the age of one, had been left trapped inside a large taped up cardboard box with air holes and cat meat inside. Both kittens also had distinctive collars … Continue reading…

03.04.14

We are relieved DEFRA has decided against rolling out the badger cull to further counties after they backed down on plans to licence more culls in other parts of the British countryside.

Following pilot culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire we feared large areas of land in Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, East Sussex, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Wiltshire and Herefordshire would be included in future culling operations.

Reports that the Independent Expert Panel found the culls to be ineffective and inhumane add … Continue reading…

03.03.14

We have awarded medals to marines and firefighters for their role in the daring rescue of a pony from a clifftop.

Five Royal Marines and three members of the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service were presented with gallantry medals for saving the pony which had tumbled 80 feet down a cliff in February last year 2013.

Rope rescue teams and two Royal Marine crafts swung into action when the wild Dartmoor pony was spotted on a precarious ledge over … Continue reading…

10.06.13

Literary talent search proves a great success for 10-year-old Kirsty Stokes from Liskeard in Cornwall.

Kirsty is one of the proud winners of the RSPCA animal action 2013 Write on! competition – sponsored by Collins School Dictionary – and the proud owner of a new Dell Inspiron laptop computer. The judges read hundreds of stories and had a tough time deciding the winners in each of three age categories, with Kirsty’s thoughtful whale tale Can’t Be a Pet scooping … Continue reading…

23.04.13

In a case that would be the bafflement of Scotland Yard, our staff were left scratching their heads after a tiny kitten was discovered stuck between the wall cavity of a first floor flat, with no indication of how he got there – or how he managed to survive so long.

For five days a tenant, from Liskeard, south east Cornwall, had heard meowing coming from inside the walls of his flat. After becoming increasingly concerned about the plight … Continue reading…