The RSPCA Northamptonshire branch is at crisis point as it struggles to cope with the numbers of dogs, cats, rabbits and other small animals coming into its care.

The branch is now at breaking point as it struggles with higher than expected numbers – which results in increasing vet bills, boarding costs and food bills.

Branch manager Jacqui Kelly said: “We are struggling at the moment – we have so many more animals in our care than normal and we … Continue reading…


Jockeys helped to make the 2013 Grand National a success. We hope that this year’s race at Aintree will also end without serious injury or fatalities.

The jockeys role is instrumental

Last year, jockeys pulled up tired horses and those no longer in contention, playing a significant part in avoiding risk.

The minimum use of the whip by the jockeys also played a part. We’d like to see this continue as we believe that more serious whip breaches have … Continue reading…


Hardworking staff and volunteers at the RSPCA’s East Winch Wildlife Centre have been overwhelmed by public generosity as donations pour in following the rescue of orphaned seal pups.

A large number of the pups were separated from their mothers by the recent tidal surge along the Norfolk coast, which swept many of the young seals out to sea before they could even swim properly.

Almost 100 seal pups were washed up along the Norfolk coast last week

The wildlife … Continue reading…