Two Greater Manchester secondary schools are set to compete in the finale of a prestigious RSPCA-backed debating competition. 

After successfully running ‘The Great Debate’ in secondary schools for a number of years, the RSPCA has now teamed up with fellow charity Debate Mate for their prestigious 2021 Grand Cup Finals.

Debate Mate is a global educational organisation, aiming to power social change through equipping children and young people with the skills and confidence to become world-class communicators through their after … Continue reading…

Three Greater Manchester based primary schools have qualified for a prestigious RSPCA-backed debating competition, with the Grand Finale set to be live-streamed to the world. 

The animal welfare charity has run its ‘Great Debate’ secondary school debating competition for a number of years, and 2021 marks the first time that primary school pupils also have the chance to compete in a RSPCA-backed debating tournament.

For this academic year, the RSPCA have partnered with Debate Mate for their primary schools’ Debate … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in Harwood, Bolton.

 

Three-year-old Edward had to be operated on to have the airgun pellet removed, and vets say he had ‘a lucky escape’, as the pellet just missed his vital organs.

 

His owner Angela Paxton-Taylor, who lives in Orchard Gardens, said: “It’s nearly two weeks since it happened and thankfully he’s recovering well.

 

“He was behaving strangely on the Saturday (2 May), and wouldn’t eat … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a poorly and emaciated Japanese akita dog was found staggering on a Greater Manchester street.

The member of the public who found the dog managed to confine him in their garden before contacting the RSPCA. An animal welfare officer (AWO) from the charity collected the dog and took him to the RSPCA’s Greater Manchester Animal Hospital for him to be assessed.

“This poor dog was in so much discomfort,” said AWO Steve Wickham. … Continue reading…

A dog who was found wandering the streets with his jaw hanging off after being used for badger baiting is ending 2017 on a high after finding a loving new home.

Herbie the lurcher was rescued by the RSPCA in August this year when he was found straying in Warrington. The injuries to his face were so severe that he had to undergo reconstruction surgery to rebuild his jaw.

He was put up for rehoming at the RSPCA’s Macclesfield branch, … Continue reading…