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Branch Trustees Maria Pincott and Pippa Goodwin selling RSPCA branded stock

Branch Trustees Maria Pincott and Pippa Goodwin selling RSPCA branded stock

The Westmorland Branch of the RSPCA is an independent charity relying mainly on local donations. Fundraising Events, with your support, are vital if we are to continue helping those animals that are in greatest need

Search for a Star…

Posted on Mar 22, 2018 in News

We are looking for a fundraising volunteer who can help us realise enough funds that we can carry on homing as many cats and dogs as we did last year. Innovative, keen, people person are just some of the attributes we are looking for. If its of interest, please contact the Branch office at 112a Highgate 01539 736036

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Appeal, Toys Needed

Posted on Feb 27, 2018 in News and Events

We have had a spring clean of our toys for the dogs at the kennels and are wanting to replace them, rubber and plastic toys are great, also enrichment toys. We have puppies in, so anything to keep them occupied! If you could drop them in the shop at Highgate we’ll take them over to the Kennels. Thanks in advance.

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Fosterer found

Posted on Feb 20, 2018 in Uncategorized

We have a lovely 8 month old collie who needed a foster placement. We are please to say one has been found. Thank you for all your interest. If you would like to be considered as a fosterer in the future please look at our page on the branch website about how to become one.

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Lost a Tortoise in the Kendal Area Recently?

Posted on Jan 31, 2018 in News

A Tortoise found in the Kendal area has been handed in and looked after by the RSPCA. If its yours please contact the office with what type it is, area lost and any other identifying feature

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Cinders new family arrived just in time for Christmas

Posted on Jan 10, 2018 in News

Cinders came to Moss Lea via an Inspector already pregnant. On the 19th December she produced five lovely kittens so she couldn’t go to the ball. The great news is that three of the kittens and Cinders are already reserved awaiting to go to their forever homes when they are ready.  Two kittens are hoping they will have homes by the time they are old enough....

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Appleby Horse Fair 2017

Posted on Jun 8, 2017 in Events

The annual Gypsy and traveller event starts in Cumbria on General Election Day Officers from the RSPCA are getting ready for their annual visit to Appleby Horse Fair*. It’s the charity’s biggest deployment of staff and the biggest multi-agency event of the year, with six other horse organisations also involved. The Gypsy and traveller fair starts in the Cumbrian town on General Election Day (Thursday 8 June) and goes on until Monday (12 June). This year 33 RSPCA officers will be attending during peak times including specialist equine officers from across England and Wales. Staff will start to arrive tomorrow. RSPCA chief inspector Rob Melloy said: “Every year we learn lessons to take into the next. “Last year the number of horses being worked to exhaustion was a big issue. “Working an equine repeatedly over several days, even though it may appear to have recovered, has an accumulative effect. We often see different people with the same animal who may not be aware of how much work it has done that day or on previous days at the fair. “We’ll be using exhaustion tests on horses we’re concerned about, which were developed to be used on horses ridden in endurance events. A man from Essex was jailed after being found to be working an exhausted horse at last year’s fair. “I’m urging people to be vigilant and report anything that concerns them. We often get calls after the fair but very few during. Fair-goers can approach our officers – or those from the other horse charities attending – on the ground or they can call us on 0300 1234 999.” Despite warnings not to leave dogs in vehicles, two dogs had to be removed from a hot van during last year’s event. Fortunately the dogs were okay. The owner was given a warning. “Every year we remind people, and almost every year we have an incident to deal with,” said chief inspector Melloy. “It does not have to be glorious sunshine for dogs to be at risk. We’ll be working with Cumbria Constabulary on a zero tolerance approach to this and where dogs are considered to be in danger they will be removed by any means necessary.” There will...

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Help Feed Our Animals

We accept animals into our care for a wide variety of reasons, so whilst they are with us and before they are rehomed, it’s important that they settle into a regime of eating healthy, nutritious food. You can appreciate that with so many dogs to feed, we’re only too happy to ask for all the help we can get.

From as little as £1 a day, could YOU spare a little cash to ensure that our dogs have enough good food on their journey to recovery?