Archive for February, 2018

A volunteer with a difference

Screen shot of Toby from Brighton and Hove RJ/YOS twitter profile

As every pet owner, walker and lover will know – there’s nothing quite like the bond that you can develop almost instantly with an animal. It’s something that Restorative Justice Support Worker, Katie Wheatley, witnesses on a regular basis.

Katie regularly takes young offenders to our Brighton animal centre, to take the dogs in our care out on walks. She tells us about the impact that this experience can make on the young, and often vulnerable people that she works … continue reading ››

Dog owners: why sheep worrying should be a real worry

Dog on lead with owener looking at group of sheep © RSPCA

Our #DogKind report, which was released last week, highlights how dog behaviour around livestock is a concerningly common issue. If your dog worries a farmers livestock, they may be within their rights to sue you. As a last resort, a farmer is legally allowed to shoot a dog who is threatening their animals.

Sheep worrying is a worrying subject, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Read on for more on keeping your dog under control around livestock.