17.10.14

We’re issuing advice for pet owners in the run up to another busy bonfire night season.

We regularly receive hundreds of calls about fireworks in October and November, when bonfire night and Diwali celebrations are in full swing.

In 2013 we received 310 calls relating to fireworks in October and November and in 2012 this figure was 326.

It is a stressful time of year for all pets and their owners -  an estimated 45 per cent of dogs Continue reading…

Horror in a half shell!

16.10.14

We’re bracing for an influx of terrapins as the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is released on Friday, 17 October.

Popular films have always escalated demands for unusual pets – when the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle film was released in the 1990s this led to a craze for buying terrapins.

 

Exotic pets have specialist needs

Many ill-informed people snapped up the reptiles and when owners realised that the 50p-sized baby animals … Continue reading…

15.09.14

We’ve partnered with Pets at Home to launch a website which will help educate the next generation of pet owners on the importance of animal welfare.

‘My Pet Pals Academy’ encourages children to care for animals responsibly and with respect. It is hoped that developing these attitudes at an early age will reduce incidences of pet abandonment and mistreatment in the future.

Working in partnership with us, Pets at Home’s My Pet Pals Academy will provide teaching resources for … Continue reading…

31.07.14

More people are following in the footsteps of big-hearted celebrities and rehoming one of our rescue pets.

The latest rehoming figures show that so far this year more rescue cats, dogs and horses have been adopted from us than last year.

RSPCA rehomers this year include comic John Bishop who adopted Milo the pig; double gold medal dressage star, Charlotte Dujardin, who fell in love with a foal called Santa; and actor John Hannah who gave kitten Milo a … Continue reading…

The white and tabby baby cat, named Kit, is the sole survivor of five newborns found inside the engine of a van in Hoxton, London at the end of February. It is thought his mum gave birth in this engine then, unbeknown to the driver, travelled with her kittens all the way from Essex.

Chantelle McLaren-Smith, the member of the public who found them, said: “One of the kittens fell out as we walked past the van and we then … Continue reading…