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RSPCA begs people not to dump pets as it fears winter crisis

RSPCA begs people not to dump pets as it fears winter crisis

The RSPCA is facing rising costs and record numbers of abandoned animals in need of care and is begging people not to dump their pets this winter.

Flossie named world's oldest cat

Flossie named world's oldest cat

Flossie might be deaf, half-blind and only have three teeth but she has still managed to become the world's oldest cat.

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Puppies dumped in food waste bin after ‘failing to sell’

Puppies dumped in food waste bin after ‘failing to sell’

Three puppies were crammed into a food waste bin and abandoned at a country park.

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Heartbreak as 15-stone puppy runs away during fireworks

Heartbreak as 15-stone puppy runs away during fireworks

The owner of a "timid but loving" mastiff is appealing for information after his pet escaped during fireworks - and is still missing three days later.

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The breed Cats Protection wants banned in the UK

The breed Cats Protection wants banned in the UK

It's a cat loved by celebrities including Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift but Cats Protection is concerned about the popularity of Scottish Folds.

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New shop born out of desire not to leave dogs on their own

New shop born out of desire not to leave dogs on their own

A couple who hated leaving their dogs when they went to work and wanted to spend more time with them have set up a business so they can do just that.

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Cat shot in neck with air rifle

Cat shot in neck with air rifle

A man is horrified after finding his cat hunched over with blood dripping out of his neck.

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Black rabbits 'least popular' to be rehomed as rescues rise

Black rabbits 'least popular' to be rehomed as rescues rise

The animals are said to be most likely to be overlooked by potential adopters as the RSPCA revealed an increase in the number of pets being abandoned.

Family devastated after dog killed in hit and run

Family devastated after dog killed in hit and run

A dog has died after being hit by a car while out for a walk with his owner and her two young sons.

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The family farm that brings alpacas to your wedding

The family farm that brings alpacas to your wedding

A farm is giving people the chance to have alpacas as guests at their wedding – even though it might steal attention away from the bride.

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'We didn't believe her story could get any sadder'

'We didn't believe her story could get any sadder'

An abandoned dog found severely underweight will go blind after vets discovered her eyes have been damaged by head injuries.

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‘Conman offered my cat back for a fiver’

‘Conman offered my cat back for a fiver’

A woman is devastated after a fraudster pretended to have her missing cat to scam her out of £5.

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Labrador pup found by A249 weighs half of what she should

Labrador pup found by A249 weighs half of what she should

Seven fox red pups who were dumped by a busy main road have now been micro-chipped, vaccinated and checked over by vets.

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'They didn't deserve to be dumped like rubbish'

'They didn't deserve to be dumped like rubbish'

Seven Labrador puppies have been found dumped in a small crate in a layby on a dual carriageway.

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Outdoor dog show sets tails wagging

Outdoor dog show sets tails wagging

Paws in the Park, the UK’s largest outdoor touring dog show, is set to welcome four-legged friends this September.

Gavin and Pacy! Greyhounds named after sitcom characters need homes

Gavin and Pacy! Greyhounds named after sitcom characters need homes

A rescue centre has come up with a unique way to make sure their greyhounds are the centre of attention.

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Hero dog saves owner from fire

Hero dog saves owner from fire

A three-year-old pup has been dubbed a 'superhero' after saving her owner from an electrical fire.

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First Dachshund Cafe coming to Kent

First Dachshund Cafe coming to Kent

A town centre bar is hosting a 'pawfect' pop-up event for sausage dog owners and lovers.

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What should you do if you find a stray dog in the street?

What should you do if you find a stray dog in the street?

With the RSPCA about to enter its busiest period it has some advice for anyone who might find a healthy stray dog this summer.

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Heatwave triggers escaping snake alert

Heatwave triggers escaping snake alert

With temperatures expected to top 40C the RSPCA has issued a warning about the increased risk of escaping snakes as the reptiles become more active.

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