Four flood rescue teams of specially trained RSPCA officers have been out rescuing animals and people during Storm Desmond.


Cats, dogs, rabbits and even chickens have all been rescued, mainly from residential properties across the north of England, where their owners were forced to evacuate the rising flood waters.


As well as helping animals, the RSPCA’s flood teams have also been assisting other emergency services and have so far rescued 36 people.


Among those was a semi-conscious … Continue reading…


As we brace ourselves for our busiest year ever, we have released a list of the silliest calls we received since January in a bid to discourage time wasters – be warned, these are not April Fools jokes, everything you are about to read is real!

The number of calls to our 24-hour Cruelty telephone line has risen by over 50 per cent since 2011, and we are asking the public to show patience as we prioritises the … Continue reading…


We have released the latest rescue figures for flood stricken Britain – with almost 400 animals saved since Monday (10 February).

Not only have we been helping people and pets, but unusual rescues include us saving 40 fish and,  in a separate incident, 30 chickens from the flood waters.

The flood rescue team have helped 586 animals affected by floods since January, with 386 of those in the last three days alone. These incredible efforts were praised by … Continue reading…


We’re warning pet owners to take precautions ahead of the storms and high winds forecast for the weekend.

Heavy rain and high winds could pose a threat to all animals and we’re urging pet owners in areas predicted to be hit by storms to keep a close eye on their animals.


Take extra care in extreme weather

There have been recent media reports of cats being lifted into the air by the strong gusts in some parts of … Continue reading…

RSPCA inspectors have been putting themselves in harms way throughout the recent bad weather in order to rescue animals in danger. Many of these rescues have been complicated and dangerous and the demands on our inspectors have been enormous.

Latest flood rescue – Christchurch horses

Seven cob type horses have today (Saturday 4 January 2014) been successfully rescued from flooded fields in Christchurch, Dorset and moved to a safe dry area with food and water, ready for transportation tomorrow.

This … Continue reading…