The RSPCA, Redwings Horse Sanctuary and World Horse Welfare,  carried out a joint operation to remove 44 horses from a property in Sussex at the start of December.

The horses had been living wild on the 150 acre property for many years and with three resident stallions, had been breeding excessively in three separate herds. With ample grass and space, there were no welfare concerns for the horses at this time, however, left for several more months, this could have … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after several young kittens and a cockerel were dumped in the woods and left to survive on their own.

The animals were abandoned in Bexley Hill, Petworth, on the side of a single-track road.

Local residents spotted three kittens and a cockerel on October 24 at the edge of a patch of woodland and, concerned for their welfare, called the RSPCA.

Inspector Andrew Kirby visited on the cold, wet day, but was unable to … Continue reading…


It may be a lot nicer than living underground in District 13, but this Katniss lookalike would love a new home in time for Christmas.

To mark the release of the latest Hunger Games film, Mockingjay part 1 this week, our Bluebell Ridge cattery in Hastings have released a photo of their very own Katniss in the hope that someone will volunteer to give home to this beautiful survivor.

Katniss is a black-and-white semi-long haired female of around five-years-old, … Continue reading…


Our pioneering scheme which uses wildlife and the great outdoors to improve the lives of disadvantaged young parents has won an award.

The ‘Hastings Wild Things’ project, under serious funding threat, is based at our Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre and aims to boost the prospects of local families through a range of activities at its woodland nature reserve.

Last week the scheme won the Junior Section Environmental Achievement award at the SPARK awards, run by East Sussex Council for … Continue reading…