Category Archives: RSPCA

Look for Hedgehogs and more before you strim, says RSPCA

Bank holiday gardeners urged to check for wildlife, including Hedgehogs The RSPCA is warning gardeners to tread carefully to avoid harming the wildlife which may be living in their gardens. Every year we receive calls about animals with distressing and … Continue reading

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Campaigners welcome draft legislation to ban wild animals in circuses

The Born Free Foundation, British Veterinary Association, Captive Animals’ Protection Society and the RSPCA today welcomed the Government’s draft legislation to ban the use of wild animals in circuses in England, to be implemented in 2015. The groups, which have … Continue reading

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It’s now or never for badgers, says RSPCA over proposed badger cull

The RSPCA is urging action over the proposed badger cull to prevent the killing of thousands of badgers in England. The Westminster Government’s potentially devastating cull of badgers is set to start in less than three months, despite overwhelming scientific, … Continue reading

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Looking for an answer to a rat or mouse problem?

I was reading my copy of Country Smallholding magazine and saw an advert by the Middlesex North West branch of the RSPCA. They’re advertising for farmers, smallholders or livery yards that might be having a rat or mouse problem to … Continue reading

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Pet Fostering Service provides help for silent sufferers of domestic abuse

The RSPCA is currently inundated with a record number of pleas for pet fostering help from families who are escaping domestic abuse and asking for someone to care for their pets. The charity runs a pet fostering service, PetRetreat, which … Continue reading

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RSPCA outraged after badger cull announced for summer 2013

The RSPCA is outraged that the Government has ignored public, parliamentary, EU Commission and scientific opinion and announced that it will be going ahead with plans for a badger cull this summer. Plans for these pilot culls had been due … Continue reading

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Oiled birds released following care in RSPCA wildlife centre

Some of the oiled seabirds that have been cared for at an RSPCA wildlife centre in Sussex have been released back into the wild. More than 300 oiled birds – mainly guillemots but some razorbills – were taken into RSPCA … Continue reading

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More than 300 contaminated birds in RSPCA care

An RSPCA wildlife centre is working hard to help get hundreds of contaminated birds rescued with a mystery paraffin oil back to wild, while more calls are coming in about oiled birds turning up in Sussex. More than 300 birds … Continue reading

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More sheep sail from Ramsgate in freezing conditions

More than 1200 sheep sailed from the port of Ramsgate in sub zero conditions and despite a force five to seven gale warning on Friday morning, as RSPCA inspectors again attended the port to monitor the latest live animal exports. … Continue reading

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How to help animals this winter

As the weather takes a turn for the worse, the RSPCA offers advice to animal lovers While severe weather can sometimes leave people with little time to prepare, there are some things which people can do to try and reduce … Continue reading

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