New homes are being sought for 12 piglets born after their mums were signed over to the RSPCA as part of an ongoing investigation.

 

The Iron Age cross piglets are in the care of Askham Bryan College in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, where their mums arrived towards the end of last year.

 

They are aged between six and ten weeks and are looking for new homes as pets, ideally in groups. All will be ready to be rehomed by … Continue reading…

A dog whose previous owner was caught kicking and punching him on CCTV is still waiting for a new home 14 months later.

Miller, a five-year-old bull mastiff cross, came into the RSPCA’s care in February last year after his then-owner attacked him.

Since then Miller has seen so many dogs come and go into new homes – but is still waiting to be adopted himself.

Danni Holder, kennel supervisor at the RSPCA’s Coventry, Nuneaton and District branch, where Miller … Continue reading…

Fifteen-year-old Maggie went on a little adventure before the RSPCA returned her home

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The owner of a collie-cross who wandered off during a walk has urged all pet owners to get their beloved animals microchipped.

Amanda Devlin’s mother was walking 15-year-old Maggie (pictured left) in Barnet, where she lives, when the crossbreed disappeared on 24 March, prompting 48 hours of frantic searching and worrying.

“Mum turned around to lock the front door and Maggie vanished,” Amanda said. “We … Continue reading…

Concern for welfare of animals as DEFRA reveals imports from five countries with large puppy farming operations are up 75%

The RSPCA has called for Westminster Government to tackle the illegal trade in puppies after new figures revealed an increase in the number of dogs being imported into the UK from EU countries.

DEFRA announced on Thursday (21 January) the number of dogs trafficked into the country for commercial and noncommercial reasons in 2015. And the statistics reveal that imports … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is searching for new homes for several young hamsters found abandoned at a property in Berkshire.

Twenty-two Syrian hamsters were rescued from a property in Thatcham, in September, alongside a guinea pig and rabbit.

The animals were found at a home by a member of the public who reported the matter to the RSPCA. Upon visiting the property, an inspector discovered that the animals had been abandoned by their owner.

The hamsters, rabbit and guinea pig were taken … Continue reading…