Our latest news stories from the past month.
We're appealing for information after a poorly lurcher was found abandoned in Peterborough.
Shocking cases prompt calls for tougher sentences
As sentencing for animal welfare offences is due to be discussed in Parliament, RSPCA highlights appalling cases that illustrate the need for tougher penalties.
Limping kitten rehomed with TV star Emily Berrington
From garden shed to green room - limping kitten rehomed with TV actress Emily Berrington who says adopt, don't shop.
Foster home for pony found with horrific leg wounds
Elsa, a pony dumped with horrific leg injuries has finally left our specialist equine centre in County Durham after almost a year of care.
Broken-hearted Molly has life-saving surgery on Valentine's
A rescue dog in our care who urgently needed heart surgery has had the life-saving operation - thanks to generous donations from the public.
Hoppy Valentine's Day: Florist finds frog in bouquet!
A tiny African amphibian has caused a whole bunch of trouble after stowing away in a bunch of flowers.
Unlovables? Revealing our most 'unwanted' pets
This Valentine's Day do you have room in your heart for one of our most 'unloved' animals? Figures show that these breeds/colours are our least desired pets.
Ban for woman filmed punching and kicking rottweiler
A woman from Oldham has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years after being caught on camera punching and kicking a Rottweiler called ‘Lennox’ in ‘shocking’ footage.
Jail for man who fed hamster drugs and caused dogs suffering
A man from Lancaster has been jailed for four months after feeding a hamster drugs and causing unnecessary suffering and failing to meet the needs of two dogs.
Curious cat rescued from eight-inch wide gap between houses
A cat who had become wedged between two brick walls at a home in Stoke-on-Trent has been rescued after a four-hour operation.
Defra support our right to prosecute
We’re pleased that Defra has today supported our right to continue taking private prosecutions.
Suspended prison sentences for swallowing live goldfish
Two people have been disqualified from keeping fish for five years after footage of a goldfish being swallowed alive appeared on social media.
Youths sentenced for wildlife crimes
Two teenagers from Cumbria, who boasted of cock fighting and using dogs to hunt wildlife on social media, have been sentenced after they admitted a string of animal welfare offences.
Puppy farmers handed suspended jail sentences for fraud
Four people sentenced for conspiracy to commit fraud in relation to the sale of puppies from addresses in Essex.
Emaciated body of starved dog found dumped
We're investigating after a dead dog was dumped in a bin bag by a garage in South East London - in a horrifically emaciated state.
Chameleon found abandoned in Hounslow garden
Investigations are underway after a resident found a colourful visitor in her garden earlier this month - a panther chameleon.
Harvest mice get 'ace' new tennis ball home
Two tiny harvest mice are keeping cosy in a surprising new mouse-house until they can be released back into the wild.
Mother and son guilty of neglect after ignoring RSPCA advice
A mother and son whose horses repeatedly strayed onto busy roads have been found guilty of neglect, following a prosecution case by us.
Pigeon rescued after hanging from bridge by fishing line
We rescued a pigeon after he got tangled in fishing wire - leaving him hanging over a canal bridge.
Injured dog that has been straying for two years rescued
RSPCA Cymru worked with Dyfed-Powys Police to complete the rescue, after the dog was involved in a road traffic collision.