Collapsed Husky's amazing transformation following rescue
Ten-year animal ban for owner of Kenz who was found collapsed in own filth
We remember female trailblazers on International Women's Day
We appointed our first two female patrol officers in 1952 - today 68 percent of our frontline inspectors are women.
Love-a-bull Staffies: The 'misunderstood' breed
Are people finally looking more favourably upon the UK’s most ‘misunderstood’ breed of dog?
Our bid to help 7m dogs suffering from separation anxiety
Today (6 March) we’re launching a nationwide campaign to help the millions of dogs suffering in silence.
Waitrose commits to improving chicken welfare
We're celebrating as Waitrose is the latest supermarket to sign up to The Better Chicken Commitment
Are the products you're buying actually bad for your pet?
You might be surprised that these popular pet products could be bad for your pet.
Animal welfare groups call for a #BetterDealForAnimals
Legislation failed to be introduced despite over 50 MPs and Peers as well as 36 animal protection organisations pushing for action at the event.
Cat crisis! Figures reveal cats as most rescued animal
This World Spay Day (February 26) a group of cat and vet organisations have come together to highlight the cat overpopulation crisis facing the UK today.
Kitten back from the brink after life-saving blood donation
A young kitten who was rescued by our team and brought to vets needed an emergency blood transfusion to save his young life
Bald puppies dumped at Halifax vets
We're appealing for information after three bald puppies were dumped at a vet practice in Halifax, West Yorkshire.
We're highlighting concerns for horses kept tethered
We’re concerned for horses with their legs tangled in chains, as well as horses with wounds caused by tight head collars and also the associated risk of road accidents.
Shoppers could unwittingly be buying non-stun slaughter meat
Latest UK Government figures reveal that meat from more than 90,000 animals slaughtered without stunning could have been sold in supermarkets, unlabelled.
Rescue dogs looking for their pawfect Valentine's Day
This Valentine's Day, we're revealing the 'most unloved' breeds of dogs who struggle to find their perfect partner.
Have you seen our broiler chicken challenge short film?
Hard-hitting video lifts lid on plight of chickens reared for cheap meat
Could you be the one to adopt our long-stay lurcher?
Lurcher Ben is looking for a new home as former owner is jailed for cruelty after keeping him in horrific conditions.
Take action to #EndNonStun by signing the open letter
We've teamed up with the British Veterinary Association (BVA) to call on the UK Government to end non-stun slaughter.
Young Photographer Awards 2018 - People's Choice
Voting is now open for you to choose your favourite, most pawsome animal pic!
Ninety-seven percent support circus ban in Wales
A "groundswell of opinion" supports ending the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales, as 97 percent of respondents to a Welsh Government consultation back our long-standing call for a ban.
Orphaned otter found calling out in distress
Otter found in Bridgend has been taken to our West Hatch Wildlife Centre for rehabilitation
Grumpy Cat 2.0 finally finds smile as he settles into home
Saul was rescued in October after being found by a member of the public staggering along Peckham High Street in the rain with nasty injuries caused from being hit by a car.
"Rambo" the ram rescued after rampage in Sutton Coldfield
A ram on the loose on the streets of Sutton Coldfield was safely captured on Friday, 25 January, after a joint operation involving us, West Midlands Police and Birmingham City Council.
Disappointed with Government's stance on BSL
We're disappointed with the UKs Government’s announcement that it will not commit to reviewing the current legislation which brands four types of dogs as dangerous.
Young kitten overcomes paralysis
Determined cat Charlie is a survivor who overcame a leg amputation and paralysis.
Fox lucky to survive after impaling leg on metal fence
A fox was lucky to survive after his leg was impaled on a metal fence railing and was left dangling.
Pooches with popular names hope to find paw-fect homes
The top five dog names have been revealed - and the we’re hoping it’ll help these paw-fect rescue pooches find their fur-ever homes!
Get over Blue Monday with our funniest calls of 2018
If everyone is feeling a little blue today then it might be because it's – allegedly – the most depressing day of the year.
Snoop Dogg offers home to dumped dog suffering with anxiety
Dumped dog suffering from 'severe separation anxiety' receives ‘thousands’ of adoption offers (including rapper Snoop Dogg) after millions see viral footage.
Are you unknowingly buying intensively reared chicken?
Our figures reveal animal-loving shoppers spend five times more on intensively reared chicken than higher welfare options.
Call to end live exports as exhausted calves get turned away
We’re making fresh calls for a ban on the long-distance live export of animals, after a lorry transporting 247 calves was turned away from embarking on a delayed ship at Ramsgate Port.
We're joining forces to launch guidelines for dog walkers
Guidelines have been produced to ensure the best in dog welfare, to assist professional dog walkers and to better inform owners as 31% admit they rely on dog walkers.
We are urging owners to insure their pets
We’re raising awareness about the importance of pet insurance as owners reveal their own nightmare experiences.
Animal rescuers busy at Xmas as calls are up a third
Over 750 animals were helped by our team over the festive period with workers answering 15,723 calls - a 36% increase on last year.
Appeal after three puppies abandoned in the Forest of Dean
We’re appealing for information after three puppies, thought to be aged around eleven weeks old, were abandoned in the Forest of Dean.
'Worthless' pug thrown out of moving van window finds home
Peggy the pug was hurled out of a moving van after ‘coming to the end of her shelf life’ as a breeding bitch.
We have Christmas all wrapped up!
Across our centres this year, dinner will be prepared for at least 8,000 animals with no home to call their own on Christmas Day.
End-of-year re-appeal to find person who almost killed Bruce
We’re issuing an end-of-year re-appeal to find the person responsible for almost killing Bruce the dog, found bloodied, battered and burned in Cumbria.
We prepare to care for record number of horses
Our staff will be busy caring for hundreds of horses this Christmas as we prepare to take in more equines than ever before.
Stars lend their voices to our Christmas concert
Supporters, volunteers and ambassadors are invited to ‘jingle all the way’ in a glittering evening to support animals most in need during the festive season.
Can you give these festive felines their purrfect Christmas?
Christmas has come early for the cats in our care as staff have crafted stockings for them ready to be filled with treats.
Inspector adopts terrified puppy dumped with dead siblings
"Even though this poor dog had been through so much suffering, she managed to wag her tail when I showed her some kindness - from that moment I knew a bond had formed."
18-year-old cat finds retirement home
At 18-years-old and completely blind, black cat Isabella spent months in our care patiently waiting for her forever home.
Otter cub washed away by storm to be rehabilitated
A thin otter cub suffering from hypothermia has been taken into our care.
Man jailed after horrific video of dogs killing crying cat
Magistrate had to leave court after watching the ‘blood-curdling’ videos of dogs killing cat and fox as man is jailed.
Alesha Dixon and others show support for our Christmas video
Ricky Gervais, Greg James and Alesha Dixon are among the big names to praise our 2018 Christmas Film as it clocks up more than 400k views online already.
Trapped crying kitten rescued from car engine
A trapped kitten who was crying out from under the bonnet of a car has been rescued by one of our inspectors.
Meet our animal-loving lad stealing hearts this Christmas
Rockers Kings of Leon lend track to this year’s heartwarming Christmas video proving we could all ‘Use Somebody.’
Not such a Happy Christmas for Santa's helpers
The spike in calls over the festive season reveals concerns for the welfare of reindeer used in festive events.
We're celebrating 10 years of outstanding animal initiatives
77 councils have been recognised for a decade of pioneering animal welfare work.
Puppies with parvovirus abandoned outside church
Puppies with parvovirus abandoned outside church in freezing weather.
Fireworks petition backed by 358,000 people
Fireworks petition backed by 358,000 people handed in to UK Government.
Equine ban for man after two horses left to starve in field
A man has been banned from keeping equines for five years after neglecting two horses.
Rare silver fox found in Cheshire garden
The impressive-looking animal was roaming in a garden in Dunnocksfold Road, Alsager, shocking the homeowner.
Our warning to shoppers not to be fooled by 'fake' fur
As the weather turns colder, we’re issuing a warning that winter coats and hats may contain real fur passed off as fake fur.
Our response to the badger culling review
An independent review of England's badger cull has reinforced our scientific view that badgers are not the main cause of bovine TB (bTB).
Could Saul be the grumpiest cat you've ever seen?
Move over grumpy cat, here's grumpy cat 2.0!
Fright night! Our tips for 'petrified pets' at Halloween
Here are our simple guidelines for keeping pets calmer over Halloween...
The plight of black cats: National Black Cat Day
Highlighting the plight of black cats on National Black Cat Day.
The incredible transformation of neglected dogs
Two sets of dogs dumped earlier this week are barely recognisable after having piles of matted, dirty hair clipped off.
Campaign launched to change the use of fireworks
We've launched a campaign to change fireworks and help reduce fear in animals.
Terrified and sick dog dumped in kennel with dead siblings
We’re appealing for information after a terrified and poorly dog was found dumped in a wooden kennel containing the decomposing bodies of her siblings.
We welcome inquiry into Breed Specific Legislation
We’ve welcomed the announcement that the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee’s report is calling for a full-scale review of current dog control legislation and policy.
23 percent of kids have seen animal abuse online
Nearly a quarter of schoolchildren aged 10-18 have witnessed animal cruelty and neglect on social media.
French bulldog shows problems facing designer dogs
Poor Dobby was imported from Lithuania, sold on Gumtree, and ended up in our care needing major corrective surgery to help with breathing problems common in the breed.
Miracle of Bruce the dog found bloodied, battered and burned
There’s good news for Bruce the dog who was found with holes in his head, having been beaten and set on fire in Cumbria.
Our hope to end puppy farms in England following new license
We’re welcoming new legislation following years of campaigning for tougher laws to tackle underground puppy farming.
Left for dead badger baiting dog now looking for new home
A little terrier left scarred after surviving horrendous badger baiting injuries is now looking for a fresh start.
Puppy tied with hairband and dumped in handbag
This little puppy was found with legs tied together, dumped in a handbag and left hanging from a charity shop door in the middle of the night.
Six puppies abandoned outside charity vet hospital
The adorable puppies have been named after the characters in BBC’s hit drama The Bodyguard.
Rescue dog alerts owner to a hedgehog trapped in a drain
A rescue dog helped save the life of a hedgehog which got stuck down a drain and was unable to free himself.
Visit Pets at Home for the chance to win
Join us between the 7-16 September to support our fundraising week by buying a Peel and Reveal ticket for a chance to win an exciting prize.
Exotics officer honoured for changing lives
Snakes, lizards, frogs, and creepy crawlies may not be everybody’s cup of tea – but one of our officers has dedicated his career and home life to rescuing and caring for them.
Plush toys Scruff-a-luvs will help animals in need
Toy company creates range of rescue pets to teach children kindness to animals
'Touch and go' for dog found with 'holes in head'
**Warning: Distressing image**
A seriously injured dog found wandering in a rural village in Cumbria with ‘holes in his head’ has been undergoing surgery.
Moggies looking for homes this Ginger Cat Appreciation Day
This Ginger Cat Appreciation Day (Saturday, September 1) we are highlighting the orange-furred moggies looking for homes in our care.
Badger rescued after getting stuck in tree!
Inspector Callum Isitt attended the property - in Breakspear Road North, Harefield - to help the trapped badger.
Pair jailed for neglecting horses
A man and woman have been jailed for causing unnecessary suffering to a number of horses who had been left emaciated, covered in lice and mud.
It takes longer for a dog's fur to grow back than you think
This National Dog Day, a beautiful German Shepherd is looking for a new home with an owner who'll spend time grooming her and bathing her beautiful coat.
Vote now for your favourite dog friendly pub
DogBuddy is sniffing out the nation's favourite dog-friendly pub
Finally a ban on third party sales of puppies and kittens
A ban on third party puppy and kitten sales in England will be introduced to help drive up animal welfare standards, the Environment Secretary Michael Gove announced today.
Inspector joins forces with The Dog Rescuers in Malawi
Inspector Anthony Joynes speaks about his life-saving mission which will be screened in a special edition of ‘The Dog Rescuers’ television show on Tuesday, 14 August.
Convicted puppy farmer jailed again for selling poorly dogs
One of the men at the centre of our biggest ever puppy farm investigation has been jailed again this week - for continuing to sell sick puppies to members of the public.
60kg stag pulled from swimming pool
Two tough officers haul huge deer from watery trap.
Method of production labelling on animal products
We're continuing to call for method of production labelling on animal products
Frightened sugar gliders found dumped in London
We’re carrying out an investigation after two tiny sugar gliders were found dumped in north-east London.
Love-birds Jack and Dani looking for a hideaway to call home
Ahead of the Love Island final, wer’e hoping to find a loving owner for their very own Jack and Dani.
Woman banned after 196 dead and dying animals found
A woman has been banned from keeping animals for ten years after cages of dead and dying animals were discovered crammed inside her squalid flat.
The shocking figures about research animals
We're calling for action as new figures show millions of animals are still being used in research.
Tourists can help tackle cruelty
From elephant riding to taking selfies with a monkey – here's some of the ‘tourist attractions’ to avoid this summer.
The plight of abandoned guinea pigs
This Guinea Pig Appreciation Day we're highlighting the neglect and cruelty suffered by one of Britain’s most popular family pets.
Puffin stranded in heavy waves needs helping hand
Members of the public, lifeguard tower workers and our team came together to rescue a little puffin who found himself lost and out of his depth in Withernsea.
Honours for animal champions human and four legged
Thirteen awards were given out on the night to dedicated staff, young fundraisers, brave and long serving supporters.
Mind the gap: Kitten falls off pub roof into narrow gap
New home for curious kitten rescued after falling off pub roof into narrow gap
'Tennis court trio' ponies look for their perfect match
As Wimbledon kicks off this week, three rescue ponies who were abandoned and found in a tennis court by our inspectors are looking for their perfect (game set and) match...
We urge people not to buy exotic pets after emu rescue
We’re advising that people don’t buy exotic animals that aren’t suitable as pets after taking in a pet emu who was being kept in a garden with the chickens.
Dogs Die in Hot Cars: There is no excuse
The shocking reasons we’ve been given from people leaving dogs in hot cars after receiving 167 emergency calls in just one day.
Delight at horse microchipping move
Today, we’re welcoming Defra’s announcement that regulations to ensure horses of all ages are microchipped is finally going to become a reality in England.
June revealed as toughest month for rehoming cats
As the summer ‘kitten season’ starts, more cats than ever are looking for new homes, but our rehoming rates are consistency at their lowest point in June.
Shocking photos show the danger of sports nettings
With football fever in the air, we are urging people to put sports nets away to help prevent serious injuries and death to wildlife as the World Cup is kicking off.
Bald puppies dumped on cold night
The two tiny puppies were almost completely bald when they were rescued by our team after having been dumped in the middle of the night in a garden in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
More animal welfare incidents reported at Appleby
This year, we sent 33 officers to the five-day Gypsy and traveller event in Appleby. It’s our biggest deployment of staff and the biggest multi-agency event of the year.
Week-old puppies found dumped in box in Sunderland field
We're appealing for information to find those responsible for abandoning five tiny puppies in a box in a field in Tyne and Wear.
Officers arrive at Appleby Horse Fair
The Gypsy and traveller event is our biggest deployment of staff and the biggest multi-agency undertaking of the year.
Rabbit with severe overgrown teeth undergoes transformation
With some dental treatment and TLC, three-year-old Tusks has now fully recovered
Plight of unwanted rabbits during Rabbit Awareness Week
In 2017, we investigated 2,428 complaints of neglect about rabbits and rescued more than 2,000 bunnies.
Appeal following video of man biting head off live pigeon
Footage has emerged, which if accurate, shows a man subjecting a pigeon to “unimaginable” suffering.
Badger cull to be extended
The latest badger cull announcement from Defra to control bovine tb raises more concern for badgers.
Inspector performs CPR on deer drowning in pool
One of our inspectors was called in to help a drowning deer from a garden pool in Hampshire on Sunday morning.
Puppy dealing gang jailed
22 May 2018
A complicated and sophisticated network of puppy dealers are sentenced for running criminal operations across the South East.
Dumped Cockapoo puppies doing well in our care
Three Cockapoo puppies dumped in Wetherby just over a week ago are doing well in our care.
RSPCA officer takes on deformed pup
When RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Kate Wright heard about a tiny puppy who'd been abandoned, she was keen to find out more.
We announce new chief executive
Today we're pleased to announce that Chris Sherwood, CEO of charity Relate, has been appointed as our new chief executive officer.
Number of rescue horses reaches four-year high
The number of horses we’ve rescued has reached a four-year high, as the horse crisis continues to have devastating consequences.
We are standing up for rats
We’re standing up for rats by calling for a change in housing standards for lab animals to give rats room to stretch up to their full height.