The RSPCA in Coventry has launched a fundraising appeal for a dog who survived being in a hot car – but now needs a heart scan.

Shortly after coming into the RSPCA’s care over the summer, two-year-old Sheldon was diagnosed with a grade 5 heart murmur – which urgently needs looking into further to find out what is causing it.

The heart scan will cost £1,000 – and the RSPCA’s Coventry branch, which is ran independently from the national RSPCA, … Continue reading…

Dogs and their owners took a six-mile sponsored ‘Mutt Strutt’ in Llandudno on Sunday (1 October), raising vital funds for North Wales’ RSPCA Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre.

In total, 18 people registered for the event, and took their dogs on a stunning walk around the Great Orme, savouring the scenery while raising vital funds for the Animal Centre.

The event has already raised £350 for the Centre, with donations still forthcoming. All money raised supports the Centre’s work in helping, and … Continue reading…

Five intrepid animal-lovers will take on one of Cheshire’s longest walking trails this weekend to raise funds for an RSPCA wildlife centre.

The team will take on the 55km-long Sandstone Trail on Saturday (23 September) to raise money for Nantwich’s Stapeley Grange.

They will start at 5.30am and are aiming to walk the trail, which goes from Frodsham to Whitchurch, in 14 hours.

The team is being led by the centre’s manager Lee Stewart, and includes Lee’s wife Laura, RSPCA … Continue reading…

Singer Peter Andre has joined forces with the RSPCA to encourage animal-lovers to walk 10,000 steps every day in October to raise money for the charity.

The dog-loving celebrity took part in a photo shoot at Stanmer Park, in Brighton, with rescue dogs William and Woody, to promote the charity’s My Big Walkies.

He said: “It’s important to remember how much happiness dogs bring to our lives. Sadly there are many dogs which are ill-treated every day and the RSPCA … Continue reading…

An RSPCA survey has revealed that 75% of dog-owners chat with their pet while out walking – and one in six SING to them.

Just over 90% of pet owners polled by the RSPCA* didn’t like to walk in silence while exercising their pooch. While 75% like to talk, 16% go one step further and serenade their dog.

The survey also showed that:

  • 9% of dog-owners only talk to their pooch to say “come on!” while 1% don’t talk at

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