Animal Rescue

What This Dog Did After His Owner Died Is Utterly Heartbreaking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK

Prepare to take a trip on the feels train, this story is probably going to make you cry. The emotional rescue of Woody the poodle who was abandone...

He Must Be Quackers: Swedish Man Strips Off & Dives Into Chilly Waters To Save A Duck (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Footage of a Swedish man stripping off and diving into a chilly lake to rescue an injured duck has gone viral. Kenth “Kenta” Rehn is filmed sw...

Wednesday's Story: Why Pets Should Not Be Christmas Gifts

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gabrielle Leimon

Across the world thousands of animals may be given as Christmas gifts. Many of them are later dumped when the responsibilities of pet ownership become too much or when they stop being cute.

Protecting Your Pets From Christmas Dangers

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

This time next week the festive season will be in full swing but please remember to consider the health and happiness of your four-legged family members and avoid potential hazards.

Will Your Pet Get a Christmas Stocking?

Karin Sieger | Posted 16.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karin Sieger

A recent survey by the RSPCA (1) has revealed that 55% of pets will get one. According to the figures we spend £300m on our pets at Christmas. Almost all pet owners surveyed will buy a present for their animal chum, with just over half saying they will spend up to £10.

LOOK: Little Boy Rescues His Injured Puppy From A Busy Road - While Everyone Else Drives On By

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK

These touching snaps of a little boy rescuing his injured puppy from a busy road in Brazil will help restore your faith in humanity. The pictures ...

Not All Black Cats Are Lucky

Clare Williams | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Williams

Halloween traditionally presents rescue centres with an opportunity to feature black cats looking for homes, as it is a curious fact that black-coated animals generally take longer to find homes. Perhaps it is because of our deep-rooted folklore beliefs such as black cats being witches' familiars or black dogs guarding the borders between this world and the next.

Romanian Stray Dogs: It Ain't Over 'Till It's Over

Rita Pal | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rita Pal

The President of Romania is under fire after enacting a law to cull all stray dogs that remain unadopted after 14 days.

Why Don't People Look at the Other End of the Dog Lead?

Clare Williams | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Williams

I do accept that there are some badly behaved GSDs and Staffies out there and some have been responsible for some serious injuries. But it doesn't mean other breeds are necessarily "safer". It's just that the dog attacks involving Golden Retrievers or Cocker Spaniels don't make the headlines in the same way.

A Guide to Celebrating the Royal Birth

Ben Dalton | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Dalton

Fellow country(wo)men, rejoice in the ceasing of all our woes! The blessed babe this day is born, joy to the world, etc. Here's the Tab guide to getting on a jolly that will rival that time there was a daddy longlegs in your McDonald's and you got a free six-pack of nuggets.

LOOK: Kitten Found On London Underground Train

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

A kitten has been found on a London Underground train. The tiny ball of dark fur - thought to be just four weeks old - was handed in to staff who pass...

More UK Pet Owners Should Plan for Emergencies

Clare Williams | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Williams

Have you ever thought what you might do with your animals if your home was flooded and your emergency accommodation didn't allow pets? Or if you were stuck without someone to care for your pet if you were suddenly rushed into hospital? No? Me neither until a few months ago - and I work for an animal rescue charity.

Why Is Smartie The Seal Pup On This Car Dashboard?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK

A seal pup named Smartie lived up to his name after breaking out of a car boot and wriggling his way up to the dashboard of the vehicle. The adven...

Dear Oh Deer... Stag Does His Best Bambi On Ice Impression (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.01.2013 | UK

A stag has made a spectacle of himself after becoming stranded on an icy Colorado lake. The large mule deer spent some time a skidding and a slidi...

Everybody Say Awww! Stranded Squirrel Rescued By Fire Crew

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK

A squirrel has been dramatically rescued by fire crews after becoming stranded in a pond. Three fire engines attended and seven firefighters with ...

WATCH: Dog Heads Back To Owners Seven Years After Hurricane Katrina

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Comedy

Now, here's a story to warm the cockles of your heart. (Yes, hearts have cockles. Surely you knew that.) Shorty, a 15-year-old pooch, is to be reunite...

What's In That Box? RSPCA Get Fright After Discovering 6ft Snake

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.08.2012 | UK

Animal rescue staff got a shock when a 6ft snake was abandoned outside an RSPCA centre. The boa constrictor was in a polystyrene box outside the fr...

Doctor Saves Life Of 'Drowned' Tortoise By Giving Him Mouth-To-Mouth (PICTURES)

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK

A doctor saved his tortoise's life after giving the animal mouth-to-mouth resuscitation after it fell into a bowl of water. Dr Ben Waterfall, 34, ...

Starving Dog Ate Remains Of Other Death Pet In 'Horrific' Cruelty Case

PA | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK

An RSPCA inspector has described seeing an emaciated Jack Russell holding what she thought was a toy - and realising it was the remains of another dog...

WATCH: Bear Cubs Rescued From Bin With Ladder

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Comedy

Here's a question for you: what would you do if you spotted three bear cubs stuck in a huge rubbish bin? Would you: a) run away; b) call emergency ...

Chimps Up A Chimney And Kittens In Chairs: Top 10 Animal Rescues

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK

If you have a cat stuck up a tree, or a chimp up a chimney, the fire brigade should not be the first people you call, fire chiefs said today. Londo...

Why I Wrote The Big Miracle

Tom Rose | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Tom Rose

For nearly three weeks in October 1988, the world looked on in feverish excitement as hundreds of people converged upon tiny Barrow, Alaska, one of the most isolated and northernmost villages in the world. To this day, the whale rescue of 1988 remains one of the most intensely covered news events of all time and perhaps the world's greatest show on ice.

Stuck Fox Freed From Wall

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

A fox that was trapped between the brick walls of two garages was released after being stuck for nearly two days. The male cub became lodged betwee...

Dr. Dog Prescribes 10cc of Updog!

Graeme Keeton | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Graeme Keeton

Everyone's heard of guide dogs, and while they do a brilliant job of directly assisting the blind or partially-sighted, the potential for all sorts of other, less specifically-trained dogs to help out those with a raft of complicated problems is still very much open to exploration.

The RSPCA Frontline - A Unique, Dedicated and Proud Team

Tony Woodley | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK
Tony Woodley

I look back to my training in 1996, with 21 others, and remember that very few unlike me had a great deal of animal experience. That's because it's the ability to use powers of persuasion, empathy and understanding for the protection of animals which are most important.