An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched after the sudden death of a Kinmel Bay cat who vets believe may have been poisoned.

The 12-year-old male tabby cat – called Nala – suddenly became very poorly, and was passing blood in his urine within days. The cat’s condition continued to deteriorate in the days which followed, and sadly he was put to sleep on independent veterinary advice on Saturday 23 March.

Vets found the cat had succumbed to acute … Continue reading…

Primrose (Alison Stolwood - RSPCA) #3

This World Rat Day, the RSPCA urges people to see rats as more than just ‘pests’

This World Rat Day (Thursday 4 April) the RSPCA is calling for wider recognition of rats’ amazing abilities to think, and experience feelings – such as pleasure, pain and distress.  

 

The growing awareness of animal sentience raises many questions about the way in which many animals like rats are treated.

 

The animal welfare charity is urging people to see rats for the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the ‘thinnest dog ever seen alive’ by an RSPCA inspector was found in Accrington, Lancashire.

 

The dog, who has been named Eric by veterinary staff caring for him, was unable to stand or lift his head.

 

He was found by a member of the public on the afternoon of Saturday 2 March and collapsed soon after.

 

RSPCA inspector Nina Small said: “He was in the yard of an empty council … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is proud to announce the return of the hotly-anticipated Big Walkies Live for 2019 – with the event heading exclusively to Cardiff in TWO months time.

The mass-participation dog walk will again take place at Sophia Gardens, Bute Park on 18 May 2019 at 10.30am.  Hundreds of poochy pals, and their owners, are set to descend on Wales’ capital city to take part.

Dog walkers will have the choice between two scenic routes – 2km (1.25 miles) and … Continue reading…

A duck who RSPCA officers and a local animal lover tried to rescue for nearly a week because he had a dart through his neck has been captured, treated and released back into the wild.

 

The RSPCA was first called about the male mallard on Tuesday 26 February after he was spotted beside the River Don, Sheffield Road, Oxspring with the four inch metal dart through his neck.

 

Officers attended almost every day until he was finally rescued … Continue reading…