RSPCA launches emergency appeal to keep rescuers on frontline amid coronavirus outbreak

RSPCA launches emergency appeal to keep rescuers on frontline amid coronavirus outbreak

The RSPCA has launched an emergency appeal amid the coronavirus outbreak (Image: RSPCA) The charity is appealing for donations as it continues to rescue and care for animals during the pandemic (Image: RSPCA)“We are facing immense challenges and huge pressures on strained resources, but our hugely dedicated teams are out there dealing with emergencies and our centres continue to deliver vital care to thousands of animals, with more expected in the coming weeks.

What about the other key workers?

What about the other key workers?

As frontline workers, cleaners deserve better pay and conditions, writes Mike Cash , RMT general secretary, and Audrey Butler believes we are all key to society.Meanwhile, Lucy Matthews is emphatic that the Pets at Home stores do provide an essential service.

You can track the sea turtle named after TODAY — here's how

You can track the sea turtle named after TODAY — here's how

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is on the front lines of the conservation effort to protect and save the dwindling sea turtle population.

'Warrior queen' kitten fights back from edge of death after being SAVAGED in dog attack

'Warrior queen' kitten fights back from edge of death after being SAVAGED in dog attack

Boudicca the kitten was left with horrific injuries after dog attack (Image: RSPCA)The rare female ginger kitten has been named after the ancient warrior queen because her iron will meant she did not succumb to near catastrophic injuries.

UK kitten crisis as charity warns it rescues three unwanted cats EVERY HOUR

UK kitten crisis as charity warns it rescues three unwanted cats EVERY HOUR

and I should know White and black mother cat rescued with kittens from busy London Underground station (Image: RSPCA)Four black and white kittens were saved by luck last month after being dumped like rubbish in a cardboard box near bins in Scafell Drive, Birmingham.

CAT CRISIS: UK overpopulation nightmare sees RSPCA make 60 rescues A DAY

CAT CRISIS: UK overpopulation nightmare sees RSPCA make 60 rescues A DAY

The Cat Population Control Group (CPCG) – made up of a number of animal welfare groups, including the RSPCA, Cats Protection, Battersea Cats and Dogs Home, Blue Cross, PDSA and Vets 4 Pets, believes having kittens spayed when they reach four months of age rather than at the traditional six months stage will help reduce these figures.

Mayhew and Crisis team up again to help homeless people and their pets

Mayhew and Crisis team up again to help homeless people and their pets

(Picture: Mayhew) For the 12th year running, animal welfare charity Mayhew teamed up with homelessness charity Crisis to help people and their pets living on the streets over the festive period.

Horse abuse crackdown: New law to stop sick and dying animals being abandoned

Horse abuse crackdown: New law to stop sick and dying animals being abandoned

The RSPCA rescued almost 1,000 horses last year and a huge majority were not microchipped, making it virtually impossible to trace the owners RSPCA assistant director of external affairs David Bowles "Until now, only horses born after 2009 had to be microchipped, but this law change will mean that all horses will have to be microchipped and details will go onto a central database which can be accessed by local authorities and other agencies.