News The team at RSPCA East Winch are looking after injured seal pups following a tidal surge on the Norfolk coast.

Almost 100 pups were separated from their mothers in December's storms

Co-op wins welfare award for free-range egg usage

Using only free-range eggs in own-brand food has helped the Co-op win the People’s Choice award for animal welfare at the RSPCA’s Good Business awards.

Britain is a nation of pet lovers. So why is this happening? Discuss

Britons are supposed to be a soft-hearted lot when it comes to animals. We spend around £4bn a year pampering the beasts in our lives. Yet, if last week's headlines are anything to go by, we're not as kind to our furry friends as we like to believe.

Cat dyed pink in 'sick prank'

The RSPCA fears a cat which was dyed pink and dumped was the victim of a "sick prank".

Man who strangled dog banned from owning animals

A man who strangled a dog to death with its lead because his sister did not want it any more was banned from ever owning an animal, the RSPCA said today

Woman charged with dumping cat in bin

A woman who was caught on CCTV dumping a cat in a wheelie bin has been charged with causing unnecessary suffering to the animal, the RSPCA said today.

Toddler needs 200 stitches after dog attack

A toddler needed 200 stitches in his face after being horrifically injured by his grandmother's collie.

Goat put down after horns ripped out

A goat had to be put down after his horns were ripped out in a "barbaric" attack, the RSPCA said today.

RSPCA wants licences to improve dog welfare

Introducing dog licences could raise more than £100 million to improve the animals' welfare and reduce their use as status symbols or weapons, a report by the RSPCA suggested today.

RSPCA considers cat woman prosecution

The case against a woman who was caught on CCTV dumping a cat in a wheelie bin will be considered by the RSPCA's prosecutions department, the charity said today.

I'm sorry, says woman who dumped cat in bin

A woman who was caught on CCTV dumping a cat in a wheelie bin said today she was "profoundly sorry" for what she described as "a split second of misjudgment".

Woman dumped cat in bin as a 'joke'

A woman who enraged animal lovers across the world by dumping a cat in a wheelie bin said today she "thought it would be funny".

Woman quizzed over kitten dumped in bin

An RSPCA investigation was launched today after a woman was captured on CCTV throwing a kitten into a wheelie bin.

'Cruel' treatment of elephants in zoos must stop, says RSPCA

No more elephants should be imported into Britain, the RSPCA has said, calling for the animals to be phased out from British zoos.

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