Schools from Birmingham, Reading and Leeds have qualified for the finale of a prestigious debating competition, to take place at Westminster’s Church House.

The RSPCA has been hosting Great Debate events, with school children debating a host of animal welfare topics at “centres of citizenship and democracy” across England.

15 teams from ten schools have competed in three England heats – with six schools winning through and reaching June’s final.

Debates aim to inspire school pupils to research, explore and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two horses were dumped in Leeds.

 

The charity was called about the horses on land off Gelderd Road, Morley on Sunday (20 January).

 

The colts – the term given to young male un-neutered horses – are described as small cob-types.

 

RSPCA inspector Dave Holgate said: “One of the horses was collapsed when I arrived.

 

“A vet and police came to the scene with me – and a couple of … Continue reading…

Three Cockapoo puppies dumped in Wetherby just over a week ago are doing well in RSPCA care.

 

The two females, Olive (left) and Emmy (middle), and male, Gus (right), were found by a member of the public on a bridle track off Deerstone Ridge on Sunday 6 May.

 

Luckily, he managed to catch them and put them in his garden until an RSPCA officer could get there.

 

RSPCA inspector Kris Walker said: “As well as being very … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three Cockapoo puppies were found in Wetherby in a ‘terrible state’.

 

The puppies – two females, who have been named Olive (left) and Emmy (middle), and one male, who has been named Gus (right) – were found by a member of the public on a bridle track off Deerstone Ridge on Sunday morning (6 May).

 

Luckily, he managed to catch them and put them in his garden until an RSPCA officer … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead rabbit and two thin rabbits were dumped out with the bins on a Leeds street.

 

The dead rabbit was in a pet carrier beside a hutch. The surviving rabbits were running loose.

 

A member of the public spotted them on Regent Crescent in Horsforth on Monday (26 October) and managed to catch them before calling the RSPCA.

 

RSPCA inspector Jo Hartley said: “These rabbits were literally dumped out … Continue reading…