The RSPCA’s West Hatch Animal Centre in Taunton is launching an urgent appeal for a special foster carer for a collie with a sad past who is now desperate for a temporary home to call her own after reaching breaking point in kennels.   

The tri-colour pure border collie who cannot be named for legal reasons came into the care of the RSPCA as part of an ongoing court case and is struggling with kennel life so much that it is … Continue reading…

23.05.14

Staff at our West Hatch Wildlife Centre have plenty of little mouths to feed after an influx of baby tawny owls were admitted into our care.

Over a four week period our West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton, Somerset, has seen the equivalent of one tawny owlet admission per day. Now the centre is packed to the rafters with the young nestlings and fledglings.

The young tawny owls were brought in from across the south-west of England after they … Continue reading…

09.05.14

Our West Hatch Animal Centre is celebrating as Stella the Staffordshire bull terrier became the 12th dog they have successfully rehomed to the police force, and the fourth Staffie or Staffie cross they have rehomed as a sniffer dog.

Stella came to the West Hatch Animal Centre after she was found straying. RSPCA Inspector Jo Daniel picked her up and traced her owner, but sadly they didn’t want her back.

Kennel Supervisor Sue Dicks said:

“At first, Stella had

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24.06.13

A young boxer/Staffie cross from our West Hatch Animal Centre near Taunton has become the latest success story for both the centre and for Avon and Somerset Police as he graduated this month as a sniffer dog.

Harry was taken to the centre, which is this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, by RSPCA Inspector Sarah Hetherington, after his owners were banned from keeping animals.  A case was brought against them for causing unnecessary suffering after they failed … Continue reading…

17.06.13

A baby polecat is in our care after being found without his mum in a field in Somerset.

The tiny-young kit is thought to be just a few weeks old and was found alone, hungry and trembling in an exposed spot near our West Hatch Animal Centre near Taunton last Thursday, 6 June.

He had become separated from his mum and was unlikely to survive on his own. Luckily he was spotted by supervisor Anastasia Rosenberg, who lives on … Continue reading…