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Being an equine home visitor means I get to help horses find new homes

Sgt Pepper

I’ve loved horses for as long as I can remember and last year my life-long dream came true as I bought my Lusitano gelding ‘Pepito’, who is spoiled rotten and takes up most of my spare time (and money).

When I heard that RSPCA Lockwood Centre for Horses and Donkeys were looking for people to carry out equine home visits I jumped at the opportunity to help.  With the current horse overpopulation crisis there are more horses and ponies than … continue reading ››

Brrrr…it’s cold outside!


After enjoying a lovely hot summer this year I have found the sudden drop in temperature and the change from sunglasses to scarves particularly difficult to cope with…but whilst I’m curled up on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate, the autumn and winter months can be a tough time for wildlife.

This is why I enjoy preparing my garden for an array of creatures that may choose to visit.  From hibernating hedgehogs to hungry house sparrows – they … continue reading ››

Orphaned roe deer rehabilitation

Emily Atkinson © RSPCA photolibrary

 Most successful year ever at Somerset wildlife centre

RSPCA wildlife assistant Emily Atkinson gently enters one of the lush compounds that are housed within the grounds of the RSPCA Wildlife Centre at West Hatch in Somerset.

Emily is carrying with her a bucket containing a number of plastic bottles, each adorned with an individual name to ensure that everyone will get the sustenance that they need.  As she nestles down amongst the long grass, sensitive ears hone in on … continue reading ››