Archive for July, 2017

Helping keep pets cool in the heat

Cat enjoying a frozen food treat to keep cool in summer © RSPCA

Schools are breaking up, weather forecasters are predicting a heatwave and many of us are looking forward to heading off on our summer holidays.

As temperatures soar it’s important to keep our pets cool and some of our RSPCA centres have ingenious ideas you can try at home.

I grew up on a dairy farm in the Midlands so I always had a menagerie of animals around me from my dog Prince, a springer spaniel, as well as donkeys, ponies, … continue reading ››

Campaigning and the new government – your views matter

Houses of Parliament

We’re a few weeks into the new parliamentary session and focussed on making sure animal welfare is high on the agenda.

With so many important issues to address from the puppy trade to farm animal welfare, we asked our campaign supporters what their animal welfare priorities would be if they were in government.

A huge thank you to everyone who responded, over 600 of you! We want to share some of the results and update you on what … continue reading ››

Pampered pooches

George looking curiously with his paws upon a glass table © RSPCA

The RSPCA rehomes thousands of dogs every year. Some are rehomed within days of arriving in our centres while others can take months – sometimes even years – to find the right home. But, as a charity who puts the welfare of animals before anything else, we never give up on the dogs who need us. And we will do everything we can to find them a home for life.

We rescue dogs from some of the most unimaginable … continue reading ››