Two dumped rats were found abandoned in a filthy cage in Newport, without food or water.

RSPCA Cymru was notified after the rats were spotted by a member of the public on a grass verge, in the Moorland Park area of the city.

The rats, one of which is grey, and the other white, were spotted at 9.30am on 24 September, and were not at the location the previous evening.

An RSPCA officer collected the rats, and took them for Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has issued a warning about the use of legal poisons, amid fears two hedgehogs may have died on Anglesey after consuming rat poison.

Two hedgehogs were found dead in the Beaumaris area on the North Wales island. They were found on 18 July, with the incident reported to the RSPCA a few days later.

Both had their mouths open, with blood coming out, but otherwise appeared in good condition. Their bodies were found on The Pines, in Penmon…. Continue reading…

A number of small furry animals at the RSPCA’s Newport Animal Centre are looking for the perfect, loving new home this Saint Valentine’s Day.

The Centre may be best known for re-homing both cats and dogs; but rabbits, ferrets and rats are among the dozens of animals based at Newport looking to find the perfect partner this February.

Members of the public looking to provide a suitable, loving new home for animals are also being reminded that many animals, based … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is asking people to come forward with information after nine baby pet rats were dumped on a pile of sawdust at the side of a road in Buckinghamshire.

The rats, thought to be less than a couple of weeks old, were found on a grass verge in Fairmile, Aylesbury, on Wednesday (21 September).

RSPCA inspector Stephanie Law said that the rats’ chance of survival without their mum is very slim. She said: “They are so young and their … Continue reading…

10.07.14

As the number of scientific procedures using animals rises again, we challenge the justification for animal use.

Today (Thursday, 10 July), the government announced that the number of scientific procedures carried out on animals in the UK rose once again (by 0.3 per cent, or 11,600 procedures) during 2013 and now stands at 4.12 million.

In total, there were 4.02 million animals used for the first time during 2013 – a slight fall from the 2012 figure (note: animals … Continue reading…