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European Union Withdrawal Bill (Update 4) 

13 Dec 17

In the first six days of committee days for the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill , Conservative MPs voted down Labour’s amendments to protect workers’ rights, safeguard environmental and animal welfare standards, to legislate for strong …

Staffordshire Horse owner banned for three years 

6 Dec 17

A Horse owner from Staffordsdhire who left a horse to die in a muddy field has been banned from keeping horses for three years.

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Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust 

27 Nov 17

The next deadline for applications to the Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust is 15th January 2018.

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Andrew Mitchell meets with Blue Cross to condemn animal cruelty in Birmingham 

22 Sep 17

Blue Cross, the pet charity, recently met with Royal Sutton Coldfield’s MP to discuss their recent report ‘Unpicking the Knots’.

RSPCA warn dog owners after spate of calls about pets trapped in cars 

31 Aug 17

The RSPCA is the largest and oldest animal welfare organisation in the country…

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New RSPCA centre to teach importance of animal welfare 

19 Jun 17

RSPCA Birmingham Newbrook Farm An exciting new education centre is soon to open at the RSPCA’s Newbrook Farm Animal Centre.

Can you legally smash a car window to save a dog in the heatwave? 

19 Jun 17

Leaving your dog in a hot car is deemed animal neglect under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 and you could be slapped with a fine…

Animal welfare, 2nd June 

2 Jun 17

Dead Canadian geese in canal…

RSPCA officer bounces into action to rescue a wallaby in Walsall. 

3 May 17

The 2.5ft-tall wallaby was spotted on Chester Road on Sunday (30/04) by a member of the public, who – unable to believe their eyes – contacted the animal welfare charity.

RSPCA investigating after swan is shot TEN times 

13 Apr 17

An animal welfare charity has launched an investigation after a swan was found severely injured from being shot 10 times.

Washing up liquid used to free cat stuck between two walls 

12 Apr 17

A cat who got himself stuck between two walls has made a ‘clean’ getaway thanks to an RSPCA officer and a bottle of washing up liquid.

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RSPCA figures reveal more than 6,800 cases of animal cruelty in the West Midlands during 2016 

29 Mar 17

The West Midlands saw more than 6,800 cases of animal cruelty during 2016, new RSPCA figures have revealed.

RSPCA reports rise in animal cruelty claims but fall in convictions 

29 Mar 17

The charity says it received more complaints in 2016, but the number of prosecutions fell.

Pigeon dies after being shot in ‘callous’ Tamworth attack 

27 Feb 17

AN animal welfare charity is appealing for information after a pigeon was shot in Tamworth.

Solihull puppy farmer jailed for animal cruelty 

16 Feb 17

Dogs were kept on floors coated with faeces and a dead dog was found in a van at the farm.

Puppy farmer jailed for six months for animal welfare offences 

16 Feb 17

Vile Sean Kerr also fined £30,000 and banned for life from keeping dogs…

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Animal cruelty results in prison sentence for Rubery man 

3 Nov 16

A local man has been disqualified from keeping animals for life after leaving his pet dog with a horrendous tumour hanging off his bottom jaw.

Silver for Sandwell from the RSPCA 

4 Oct 16

Animal welfare charity, the RSPCA has given Sandwell Council top marks for its work with the safety of pets in homes.

Alrewas family gives new home to 1,000th rescue hen 

27 Aug 16

AN ALREWAS family have provided a new life to the 1,000th hen to be rehomed from a local rescue centre this year.

Slaughterhouse operative jailed for food safety and animal cruelty offences 

24 Aug 16

A STAFFORDHIRE slaughterhouse operative has been jailed for ten months and banned from keeping farm animals for 15 years after pleading guilty to a string of food safety, animal cruelty and animal movement offences.

Animal welfare groups back Hall Green Stadium demolition plan 

20 Jun 16

Groups hit out against cruelty to dogs and developer insists housing is needed more ahead of planning committee showdown…

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Ceva Animal Welfare Awards 2016 

21 May 16

On April 6 2016, the annual Ceva Animal Welfare Awards paid tribute to people who improve the lives of animals, at the Burlington Hotel, Birmingham.

Solihull war hero who threw himself on a bomb turns focus to save rhinos and elephants 

30 Apr 16

A DECORATED Solihull war hero who threw himself on a Taliban grenade to save the lives of his comrades is on a new mission to protect endangered rhinos and elephants from poachers.

Dog owners must chip their pets or could face a maximum fine of… 

7 Apr 16

Dog owners must chip their pets or could face a maximum fine of £500.

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Dogs must be microchipped 

7 Mar 16

Dog owners across Birmingham are being encouraged to get their pets microchipped before a new change in the law comes into effect next month.