Archive for August, 2017

International Blind Dog Day

Three puppies sleeping

This year, on August 23, we’re supporting the first ever International Blind Dog Day. International Blind Dog Day is an event that brings together the owners of blind dogs from across the world, to celebrate the amazing things that blind dogs can do.

RSPCA Derby currently have three seven-week-old blind puppies in their care. We catch up with Sadie Brice, Supporter Engagement Officer at the centre, to see how the puppies are getting along.

Meet the puppies

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Winning over Wilma

Image of Wilma

One week after Equifest 2017 finished, we’re catching up with Katie Moulds. Katie won the RSPCA traditional and native class with her rescue horse Wilma.

Wilma had been rescued from unbelievable levels of neglect – one inspector described it as one of the worst cases they’d ever seen – and although she’d began her rehabilitation with us, she needed the security of a forever home to properly regain her confidence.

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Improving transparency in slaughter: first signs of a Brexit Spring?


The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs’ (Defra) have proposed mandatory CCTV in all approved English slaughterhouses. David Bowles, our assistant director of external affairs, examines what this announcement could tell us about the future handling of animal welfare issues during Brexit.

The news surrounding Brexit is currently full of speculation, stalled negotiations and the pros and cons of being in or out of the Customs Union. It’s fiendishly complicated, and frankly quite boring to most people.

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