This summer looks set to be a hectic season for hedgehogs for the RSPCA after calls about the prickly creatures peaked at this time last year.
A total of 6,200 calls about sick, injured and orphaned hedgehogs were made to the RSPCA’s national helpline in 2020, 1855 of which were made in July and August alone compared to just 199 calls taken in January and February.
The RSPCA is exposing the realities of American farm animal welfare in a new video from the US as the UK Government drags its feet on legal protection for welfare standards here despite the public's wishes.
As US farm animal welfare expert Lauri Torgerson delivers a stark message to UK consumers that failure to protect our hard-won farm animal welfare improvements will risk products...
This Guinea Pig Appreciation Day (16 July) the RSPCA is highlighting the importance of neutering these small pets as the charity revealed it received more than 1,000 reports about guinea pigs last year.
The RSPCA received 1,127 reports about guinea pigs in need throughout England and Wales last year (2019) and 338 so far this year (up to 10 July). In Devon, the charity received 29...
The RSPCA is bracing itself for a surge in abandoned animals and fears the fallout from the Covid crisis could see more owners struggling to keep their pets.
Typically, the charity sees abandonment peak in the summer months. Between June and August 2019, 16,519 animals were reported abandoned to the RSPCA which accounts for 30% of all animals reported abandoned that year.
With spring in the air as well as signs of new life from the natural world, the RSPCA is seeing an influx in fox cubs coming into its care up and down the country.
Animal welfare officer (AWO) Nicola Thomas was called earlier this week to collect a lone fox cub that was found in a garden in Leyton, east London. When she arrived to collect the cub, she could also hear his siblings...