Archive for June, 2015

West Yorkshire’s new animal safe haven opens its doors!

Boxer Josh Warrington opening the new RSPCA branch

Saturday’s grand opening was the most amazing day, ever! Hundreds of people turned out to support our brand new Leeds, Wakefield and district branch.

Josh Warrington even came along to officially open the site, and the Mayor of Wakefield joined us in the afternoon.

Ever since we closed in 2004, we’d been relying on costly private boarding facilities.

With no central location, we steadily disappeared from the map and our fundraising support dwindled – people forgot we were here.… continue reading ››

Help and advice for pregnant women and cats

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We were delighted when I found out I was pregnant, but the question our family and friends ask most is ‘how are the cats going to cope with a new baby?’

Some expectant mothers can become worried about having cats when they’re pregnant. But everyone who knows my husband and I knows that our two cats, Charlie and Chewie, are our babies!

There’s no way we’d ever give up our boys, and I don’t want them to feel left out … continue reading ››

Kitten care – your health questions answered

Group of kittens © RSPCA Photolibrary

Thinking about buying a kitten or adopting one? Or have you just bought your new feline friend home with you?

Take a look at this easy guide to help you to care for your kitten’s health, so he or she will grow up to be a healthy cat.

As well as keeping your kitten healthy, it’s also important to meet their behavioural, dietary, environmental and social needs. That’s why we’ve also published ‘Care for Your Kitten’, an official … continue reading ››