An RSPCA animal centre is urging the public to donate blankets and hot water bottles to help the animals in its care this winter.

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre rehomed 380 animals in 2016, and helps dogs, cats, rabbits and other small furry animals find a second chance of happiness in a new forever home.

The centre, based on Hartridge Farm Road, uses hot water bottles in its cattery, while blankets are used for bedding and animal care across the centre…. Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed news that the Welsh Government is working to increase the maximum prison sentence which can be handed down to those convicted of animal cruelty.

The Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths has announced that officials from Wales will be working with the UK Government, which has today submitted a draft animal welfare bill for the consideration of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee.

It is anticipated that this will … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has teamed up with Stanhope Park Vets and firefighters from Darlington Fire Station to urge people to think about animals as Bonfire Night draws near.

A photocall took place at Darlington Fire Station this week (Tuesday 24 October) to help promote the message.

RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent said: “Fireworks are terrifying for animals, we all know that. Figures show nearly half of dogs show signs of anxiety when they hear them.

 

“Already this year we’ve heard … Continue reading…

RSPCA Newport Animal Centre is putting the final preparations in place for a ‘Rabbit Meet and Greet’ event, and treasure hunt, to be held on Sunday (August 27) at 2pm.

The event offers young people an opportunity to meet rabbits and learn about their specific needs.

A treasure hunt is taking place – with children able to take part for £1, and all funds going towards supporting Newport Animal Centre’s animal welfare work.

Newport Animal Centre re-homed 51 rabbits in … Continue reading…

A rabbit and her five babies are recovering after they were rescued from a building site in Warwickshire.

The RSPCA was contacted by builders after spotting the nursing mum at a development site in Church Walk, Atherstone, on Monday last week (10 July).

Animal Collection Officer Cara Gibbon, who attended to pick up the rabbits, said: “The mum had managed to bury herself underneath some woodwork which was part of a structure of a new house. As soon as I … Continue reading…