RSPCA needs help to keep tails wagging

The RSPCA has appealed for help this Christmas following an increase in the number of calls made to its cruelty line. Last year 92 calls came from the Isle of Wight.

Hospital staff will be working to provide veterinary care for injured and sick animals and the animal centre staff will be making sure the hundreds of pets and wild animals in their care over Christmas are well looked after.

Rescue work doesn’t stop just because it’s Christmas. Animals need help all year round and officers are out in all weathers helping save pets from abuse and neglect and rescuing wildlife who may be injured or in need of assistance. The RSPCA is expecting to take in more than 10,000 animals this winter.

The charity has launched its festive Stock the Sleigh appeal. To donate, visit and watch your virtual gift fill up the RSPCA sleigh with a grateful wag from Sprout the dog.