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Dogs die in hot cars: An inspector’s first-hand account

Justin Stubbs

Our inspectors and officers have one of the most rewarding jobs – but also one of the hardest. There are times they have to deal with very difficult situations and very difficult people. But there are also times where they are left broken-hearted by the calls they respond to.

For Peterborough Inspector Justin Stubbs, one of those calls came on 16 June last year.

A heart-breaking story

I’ve been an RSPCA inspector for seven years and some of the things … continue reading ››

How can you make your cat feel more at home?

Leona laying down in her comfy pod © RSPCA

South Godstone Animal Centre Supervisor Liz Forbes-Dale gives us a look at the ways we put cats in our care at ease, offering some inspiration for how you might be able to help your own feline companion feel more at home.

Cats arriving at RSPCA centres can be frightened and confused. They may have been in several places before arriving, or they may have only lived in their owner’s home until now.

Click this link for Leona’s (pictured above) adoption continue reading ››

Introducing rabbits Reggie and Flossie

Rabbits Reggie and Flossie living side by side  © RSPCA

Branch manager Susie Hughes and adopter Heather Pinchien share their story of bonding rabbits Reggie and Flossie.

Heather originally fostered Reggie for the RSPCA Manchester and Salford branch after he was removed by RSPCA inspectors from a multi animal household. Reggie had been kept in poor conditions and had only been fed bread – not a suitable diet for a bunny.

At around three months old Reggie was very tiny and had clearly failed to thrive. Nonetheless his loving … continue reading ››