Two West Midlands secondary schools are set to compete in the finale of a prestigious RSPCA-backed debating competition.

After successfully running ‘The Great Debate’ in secondary schools for a number of years, the RSPCA has now teamed up with fellow charity Debate Mate for their prestigious 2021 Grand Cup Finals.

Debate Mate is a global educational organisation, aiming to power social change through equipping children and young people with the skills and confidence to become world-class communicators through their after … Continue reading…

Two Birmingham based primary schools have qualified for a prestigious RSPCA-backed debating competition, with the Grand Finale set to be live-streamed to the world.

The animal welfare charity has run its ‘Great Debate’ secondary school debating competition for a number of years, and 2021 marks the first time that primary school pupils also have the chance to compete in a RSPCA-backed debating tournament.

For this academic year, the RSPCA have partnered with Debate Mate for their primary schools’ Debate Mate … Continue reading…

An Ebbw Vale resident found an unexpected visitor at their home – after making the shock discovery of a three-foot snake in a kitchen gas meter.

RSPCA officers were alerted after the reptile – a kingsnake – was found in the gas meter of a flat on Mill Terrace in Cwm on Monday (4 June).

An animal collection officer attended the property to rescue the snake, who has now been transferred to a specialist centre in the West Midlands  - … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Canada goose was shot with a crossbow in Smethwick.

The animal charity was contacted by a concerned member of the public who saw the injured goose on a canal in North Bridge Road, on 1 April.

An RSPCA officer caught the goose and took him to the charity’s Birmingham Animal Hospital, where the bird was sedated and the crossbow removed.

He was transferred to the charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two puppies were abandoned in a bush on April Fool’s Day.

A member of the public witnessed a man and a woman dump the puppies in a bush in Stallings Lane, Kingswinford, at around 3.15pm, before driving off in a BMW.

They retrieved the puppies and took them home before calling the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Vicki Taylor said: “The puppies are in reasonable health thankfully, but it does not make any sense at … Continue reading…