09.08.14

Back in 1983 Bananarama sang about a ‘Cruel Summer’ – now we are calling 2014 the cruelest summer on record, with this Saturday set to be the ‘day from hell’.

Between January and the end of July this year we received  806,356 calls to our 24-hour national cruelty line.

This is an average of 3,822 calls every day – one every 30 seconds.

Our inspectors report an increasingly horrifying catalogue of animal crimes over the summer months including:… Continue reading…

Animal lovers are being urged to come along to this year’s RSPCA Family Fun Day on Sunday (10 August) at Felledge Animal Centre, Chester-le-Street, County Durham.

 

Organisers have packed even more activities into this year’s event and hope that local people will help make it the biggest and best yet.

 

The event takes place from 11am till 3pm, with lots going on throughout the day for families and, of course, their dogs, who are welcome on a lead … Continue reading…

Final preparations are taking place for the biggest event in RSPCA Great Ayton Animal Centre’s calendar – the summer Gala Day and Fun Dog Show.

 

The event takes place on Sunday 1 September at the animal centre on Yarm Lane in Great Ayton and everyone is invited to attend.

 

Olivia Hatcher, deputy manager of RSPCA Great Ayton said: “It’s an extremely busy time, as you can imagine, as the planning and organisation is all done on top of … Continue reading…

26.07.13

We are warning people not to go away on holiday and leave their pets unattended. 

As the main summer holiday getaway peaks this weekend, our inspectors are reporting calls to houses where pets have just been left with piles of food and no-one looking after them.

We always see a rise in abandoned animals during the summer months and inspectors are warning that leaving pets home alone is not acceptable.

Under the Animal Welfare Act owners have a … Continue reading…

12.07.13

We have released a list of the silliest calls we have received this summer in a bid to discourage time wasters.

The number of telephone calls to our 24-hour Cruelty telephone line has risen by a whopping 65 per cent since last January, and we are asking the public to show patience as we prioritise the workload.

Although the number of calls to the 0300 1234 999 helpline increases each year during the summer months, this year has … Continue reading…