Archive for December, 2014

Puppy vaccinations – everything you need to know

Staffordshire Bull Terrier puppy being given vaccination © RSPCA

Got a new puppy?

Vaccinating your puppy is one of the most important things you should do in your first few weeks as a dog owner.

Why vaccinate?

Vaccinations for puppies ensure that they remain free of infectious diseases, and also prevents them from passing anything nasty on to other animals in the local area.

When should puppies be vaccinated?

A full course of vaccinations takes place over two visits to the vets; your puppy can be vaccinated as early … continue reading ››

Lola – A harrowing tale of cold neglect

Lola before treatment

A man and a woman have been found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to a Weimeraner dog called Lola and banned from keeping animals for ten years.

A member of the public raises the alarm

Lola was brought to our attention by a concerned member of the public who had noticed the emaciated 12-month-old Weimeraner while out walking. The witness described Lola being ‘dragged up the road’, noting that she could ‘see every bone on her body’.

When visited by … continue reading ››

Providing food, love and shelter for animals this Christmas

Cat Tallulah © RSPCA

This year we’ve rehabilitated and rehomed thousands of animals and it’s all because of supporters just like you.

Being an RSPCA Sponsor  is just one of the many ways supporters like you have given animals a special Christmas – by providing shelter, food, love and care.  Meet just a few of the animals RSPCA Sponsors have helped this year.

Tallulah

Tallulah was already 10-years-old when she came into our care looking for a forever home to call her own.  As … continue reading ››