Staff at the RSPCA’s first in-store Adoption Centre at Pets at Home, Stockport are urging groups who are interested in learning about pet care to get in touch.

 

They have started to host pre-arranged visits from small groups of children and adults alike and are offering to go out and do talks at other venues too.

 

Anne Corbishley, who manages the Adoption Centre, said: “We’ve already had some interest and are hoping for a lot more.

 

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A dog has been found obese and arthritic on a street in Hyde. The female Doberman had to be put to sleep to end her suffering.

 

She was spotted on Valley Road in Hyde on Tuesday 25 June by a member of the public who called the RSPCA.

 

RSPCA inspector Lorna Campbell said: “This poor dog was in a shocking state. She was extremely overweight and suffering from arthritis in all four legs. Walking was a real effort, … Continue reading…

29.06.13

We are appealing for information after a pony was found dumped with horrendous injuries in Winterbourne near Bristol.

Watson, as he was later named by HorseWorld, was found on 8 June in a field on Old Gloucester Road.  He had horrific wounds on much of his body which appeared to be some kind of burns.

RSPCA Inspector Chris James attended and immediately called a vet and the police, who seized Watson.  Inspector James also contacted HorseWorld who collected the … Continue reading…

25.04.13

Welsh Government plans to make microchipping compulsory for all dogs in Wales have been welcomed by RSPCA Cymru.

The animal welfare charity has been leading the campaign on this issue in Wales for several years. RSPCA Cymru believes that compulsory microchipping will help make it easier to identify the owners of those dogs that have strayed or are being mistreated, neglected, abandoned or lost.

Claire Lawson, RSPCA Cymru head of external affairs said:

“Although we welcome this announcement, we

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The East Norfolk branch of the RSPCA wants to encourage more people to support them with a regular donation.

Last year, the branch rehomed nearly 200 animals including almost 160 cats, 13 dogs and nine  rabbits.

The vast majority of those were brought in by inspectors because they had been abandoned, or were injured or had been ill-treated.

Taking care of traumatised animals is very costly, as they often need a lot of time and patience as well as medical … Continue reading…