RSPCA

Watch: Abseiling rescue officer saves stranded ewe with one hand

Watch: Abseiling rescue officer saves stranded ewe with one hand

An Animal Rescue Officer (ARO) in Wales has been hailed a “hero” for saving a stranded ewe with one hand...

February 7, 2022

UK animal charity wound up amid allegations of ‘serious mismanagement’

UK animal charity wound up amid allegations of ‘serious mismanagement’

A Lincolnshire animal charity which raised more than £10 million in just over a decade has been wound up after...

September 3, 2021

RSPCA calls for higher animal welfare standards for public sector food

RSPCA calls for higher animal welfare standards for public sector food

The RSPCA is calling for UK Government Buying Standards to be overhauled to ensure food served in hospitals and schools...

April 21, 2021

NSA and RSPCA unite to raise public awareness of sheep worrying by dogs

NSA and RSPCA unite to raise public awareness of sheep worrying by dogs

The National Sheep Association (NSA) and Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) are uniting to highlight...

April 4, 2021

Warning issued as dog thieves pose as RSPCA officers

Warning issued as dog thieves pose as RSPCA officers

Torpoint Police in Cornwall have shared a warning on social media urging dog owners to be cautious of dog thieves...

February 18, 2021

Puppy imports surge by 52% during lockdown

Puppy imports surge by 52% during lockdown

The number of dogs being commercially imported has surged by more than 50% due to lockdown – with imports from...

February 13, 2021

‘Huge mistake’ for government to ‘water down’ gene editing legislation – RSPCA

‘Huge mistake’ for government to ‘water down’ gene editing legislation – RSPCA

The RSPCA has responded to the news that a consultation on gene editing was launched by Environment Secretary George Eustice...

January 8, 2021

Over 4,600 animals reported to have been dumped last winter

Over 4,600 animals reported to have been dumped last winter

The RSPCA has released its annual figures for abandoned animals over the winter period in 2019. Last winter the RSPCA...

December 6, 2020

RSPCA warns prospective puppy buyers to watch out this Christmas

RSPCA warns prospective puppy buyers to watch out this Christmas

The RSPCA is warning prospective puppy buyers to watch out for Christmas cons as a new survey finds more than...

November 23, 2020

Pet owners warned to be wary of being ‘Petfished’

Pet owners warned to be wary of being ‘Petfished’

Those looking to bring a new puppy or kitten home this Christmas are being urged to research the person behind...

November 15, 2020

‘RSPCA cannot stand by if animal welfare standards are trashed by government’

‘RSPCA cannot stand by if animal welfare standards are trashed by government’

On Monday, October 12, MPs will vote on key amendments to the Agriculture Bill, changes which were recently supported by...

October 12, 2020

‘MPs must follow the Lords vote to ban lower animal welfare imports’ – RSPCA

‘MPs must follow the Lords vote to ban lower animal welfare imports’ – RSPCA

After the Lords voted to stop lower animal welfare standard imports, the RSPCA is urging the public to pressure their...

September 25, 2020

RSPCA poll reveals 75% want ban on lower welfare standard imports

RSPCA poll reveals 75% want ban on lower welfare standard imports

The UK’s biggest animal charity, the RSPCA, has launched petition pressing the government to keep its manifesto commitment as it...

August 24, 2020

Calf stuck ‘neck high’ in dried up pond rescued by RSPCA

Calf stuck ‘neck high’ in dried up pond rescued by RSPCA

A newborn calf in Greater Manchester ended up in trouble after venturing into a boggy pond that had dried up...

June 5, 2020

RSPCA announces 3-phase plan to relaunch on-farm inspections

RSPCA announces 3-phase plan to relaunch on-farm inspections

The Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (RSPCA) has announced it will begin a three-phased approach to relaunching its...

May 28, 2020

RSPCA emergency water rescue teams on high alert as heavy rain falls across UK

RSPCA emergency water rescue teams on high alert as heavy rain falls across UK

The RSPCA has said its emergency water rescue teams are on standby as almost 150 flood alerts and flood warnings...

November 8, 2019

RSPCA saves 12 stranded sheep in flood rescue mission

RSPCA saves 12 stranded sheep in flood rescue mission

A number of sheep had to be rescued in an operation that lasted two and a half hours in Wales,...

July 8, 2019

New bill to deliver tougher stance on animal welfare offences

New bill to deliver tougher stance on animal welfare offences

A new bill introduced to Parliament this week could mean that animal abusers in England and Wales could face up...

June 28, 2019