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

Starling flock 'may have mistaken drive for reeds'

A flock of starlings which died after they crashed on to a driveway could have confused the drive's shingle with reeds they could land in or might have been trying to escape a predator, experts suggested today.

Intrigue soars as 75 starlings fall out of sky

Mystery surrounds the deaths of 75 starlings which fell out of the sky and on to the driveway of a house.

Police unit takes 1,000 dangerous dogs off the street

A pioneering police unit aimed at taking the most dangerous dogs off the streets has seized more than 1,000 animals in its first year.

How the RSPCA bites the hand that feeds it

When George Mason bequeathed a large chunk of his fortune to the animal charity, little did his brother think that they'd come back for a second helping. Chris Green reports

ITV fined over 'I'm a celebrity' rat killing

ITV was fined for animal cruelty after contestants on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! killed and ate a rat, the Australian RSPCA said today.

RSPCA told to pay lecturer's £1m legal bill in row over will

Victory for daughter whose mother left family farm to animal welfare charity

RSPCA called in after headless seals found

The RSPCA is investigating the deaths of five grey seals, three of them beheaded, found by a passer-by on a beach at Whitley Bay, North Tyneside.

Pedigree dogs - timeline of controversy

This is a timeline of the controversy surrounding the breeding of pedigree dogs resulting in the publication of today's report.

Kym Marsh re-homes RSPCA puppy

Coronation Street star Kym Marsh has come to the rescue of a puppy named Oliver after seeing an appeal for him to be re-homed on the ITV show This Morning.

Philip Hensher: Homosexuality, death and the BBC licence fee

Well, how would you feel? An organisation which you pay a three-figure sum to, every year, decides that it is going to spend some of that money on debating whether you should be executed or not. "We agree that it is a stark and challenging question," the organisation says, when they are asked whether this is a suitable way for it to be spending its time.

Stowaway cat makes unexpected coach trip

A search was under way today for the owners of a stowaway cat who travelled 140 miles lodged under the bonnet of a holiday coach.

Dog unhurt after 80ft mineshaft plunge

A cocker spaniel named Nell fell 80ft down a mineshaft and escaped unscathed, the RSPCA said today.

Obese dalmatian man banned from keeping dogs

A man has been banned from keeping dogs for 10 years after allowing his Dalmatian to become chronically obese.

Man jailed for drowning partner's dog

A man has been jailed after drowning his partner's dog in the kitchen sink while drunk, the RSPCA said today.

Demands grow for 'weapon dogs' to be brought to heel

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