A horse who had got her legs stuck over the edge of a footbridge in a Derbyshire field was brought to safety in a joint rescue operation between the RSPCA and the local fire service.

A man spotted the horse in trouble on Tuesday morning (27 September) while he was walking his dog in fields off Park Mill Drive, in Alfreton.

RSPCA’s Chief Inspector for Derbyshire, Simon Parker, who attended the rescue with Animal Welfare Officer Andy Sowden, said: “There … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for people to come forward with information after a cat who had been missing for a month was found dead.

Luna, a one-year-old black-and-white cat, went missing from her home in Old Town Lane, in Pelsall, Walsall, on 25 August. Her headless body was found on 25 September in her owner’s back garden.

A vet examination showed that Luna had been dead for a month, although her body was not there when her owners were out … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is asking people to come forward with information after nine baby pet rats were dumped on a pile of sawdust at the side of a road in Buckinghamshire.

The rats, thought to be less than a couple of weeks old, were found on a grass verge in Fairmile, Aylesbury, on Wednesday (21 September).

RSPCA inspector Stephanie Law said that the rats’ chance of survival without their mum is very slim. She said: “They are so young and their … Continue reading…

Five kittens have been rescued by the RSPCA after they were dumped under a pile of rubbish in a skip in Luton.

The kittens, all tabbies aged around four weeks old, were found in a box in the skip at Shires Waste, in Toddington Road, by a member of staff working for the skip company on Thursday last week (15 September).

RSPCA inspector Mel Fisher said: “These kittens are very lucky to be alive, as the skips are usually tipped … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for people to come forward with information after a poorly puppy was dumped in St Helen’s.

The pomeranian puppy was handed in to the RSPCA after being found out in a car park on Monday, 12 September. He was immediately taken to a vets where he was being treated for symptoms of parvo – a virus which can be fatal to dogs.

Sadly, he died overnight after his condition deteriorated.

RSPCA inspector Helen Smith said: “This … Continue reading…