Archive for May, 2018

Rehabilitating baby badgers at our wildlife centers


Although every wildlife assistant at Stapeley Grange is capable of caring for any wildlife species that arrive at the centre (from hedgehogs to badgers), all our staff also have personal, specialist knowledge of certain species.

Jenny Derbyshire plays a leading role in rehabilitating badger cubs and is the ‘go-to person’ for all things badgers. A challenging but worthwhile job, Jenny takes us behind the scenes at the wildlife centre…

At Stapeley Grange, I have what I believe to be … continue reading ››

Speaking with Radio 4 about prohibited dog law

A pit-bull terrier in an empty concrete pen © RSPCA

The BBC recently requested data from UK police forces about the number of dogs seized on suspicion of being a prohibited type of dog.

They’re also collecting data on the length of time these animals are detained for. In light of this, Radio 4 kindly interviewed Sam Gaines, head of companion animals and dog welfare expert, to talk about what this data reveals.

Here’s Sam’s take on the figures, considering the cost incurred by dogs, owners and the public … continue reading ››