11 men from the West Country and South Wales are being sentenced for offences against animals including setting dogs on caged foxesRead the full story ›
A young cat that got her head stuck in a rat trap has been rescued from a tight situation by the RSPCA.Read the full story ›
A lucky little hamster has been rescued from a magpie in Somerset.Read the full story ›
The RSPCA is investigating after a cat was shot and killed in what the RSPCA believed to be a deliberate attack.Read the full story ›
The RSPCA receives two calls every hour to animals struggling in the hot weather, it has said.Read the full story ›
The RSPCA is appealing for the owner of a lost peacock to come forward. The spectacular bird was found in Westford, Wellington in Somerset on Saturday. An inspector picked the peacock up and took it to RSPCA West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton where it is now being cared for. It is not known where the peacock could have come from originally as there are not any well-known estates close by that keep the birds.
Somebody should be missing this peacock. They can’t fly very far but do sometimes hop from building to building so it’s likely to have only travelled a short distance of a mile or so. Most peacocks in this country are owned so we’d like to be able to reunite this one with its rightful owner. The peacock has missing tail feathers but this can sometimes happen naturally as the bird moults. If you recognise this bird or know who owns it you can ring the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
We might pride ourselves on being a nation of pet lovers - but that appears not always the case in the West according to these figures.Read the full story ›
The RSPCA says it's treating a number of cat poisonings in Bridgwater as suspicious. One woman lost four pets within months of each otherRead the full story ›
The number of convictions for animal cruelty is on the rise - according to the RSPCA. The South West had "a shocking catalogue of abuse".Read the full story ›
The South West had "a shocking catalogue of abuse and neglect" in 2015 - rescuing or collecting nearly ten thousand animals.Read the full story ›