In the run-up to Easter, the RSPCA is warning pet-owners about the dangers of lilies – a popular flower at this time of year – following the deaths of two pet cats who ingested pollen from the flower.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by a heartbroken family in Wirral on Friday (7 April) after two of their cats became ill. Both cats were taken to a vet, however sadly they both died.

RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes, who has spoken … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a rabbit was impaled on railings and set on fire over Easter Weekend.

 

The white Lion-head type was found by horrified members of the public who called the RSPCA at around 10pm on Saturday night (4 April).

 

The rabbit was spotted on Bellfield Lane off Milnrow Road in Rochdale, by the railway bridge. The location was very visible, right next to some traffic lights.

 

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Booker said: “This … Continue reading…

16.04.14

The number of complaints about animal poisoning reported to us has increased by nearly ten per cent in the space of a year.

The figures were revealed today as we warn owners about accidentally poisoning their pets by giving them harmful treats, such as chocolate, this Easter.

We received 1,154 poisoning complaints last year from concerned members of the public. This was up from 1,055 in 2012.

It is a criminal offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2006Continue reading…

With just days to go, final preparations are taking place for RSPCA Felledge Animal Centre’s Easter Fair & Eggstravaganza at the weekend.

 

The event is taking place at the Beaney Lane centre in Chester le Street between 11.30am and 2pm on Easter Sunday (20 April 2014)

 

RSPCA Felledge animal centre manager Maggie Eden said: “It’ll be a really family-focused day with lots of activities for the children, a raffle, tombola and some great goodies for sale – we’re … Continue reading…

07.04.14

Our Freedom Food – the only UK assurance and food labelling scheme dedicated solely to improving farm animal welfare – is calling for the help of all young Easter egg hunters (or those still young-at-heart).

Freedom Food’s favourite hen, Hettie, has been so busy laying eggs on her free range farm that she’s simply forgotten where she has left them all.

A stylishly inviting online game invites young visitors to search the virtual farm to find three missing eggs … Continue reading…