A cygnet who had a small piece of metal lodged in his throat is expected to make a good recovery after being rescued by the RSPCA.

The RSPCA was called after members of the public saw the young swan struggling to swallow at Oundle Wharf in Station Road, Oundle, Northamptonshire.

RSPCA inspector Polly Underwood went to the incident on Sunday afternoon (20 September). She said: “When I caught him, I could immediately feel that there was something stuck in his … Continue reading…

An RSPCA branch is thanking members of the public who donated towards the treatment for a dog with tumours who was dumped in Stoke-on-Trent.

Bubbles, a white Staffordshire bull terrier, was found in Garsdale Crescent, Blurton, on Tuesday, 8 September and was taken into the RSPCA’s care.

She was found to be riddled with tumours and a fundraising drive was launched to pay towards surgery to remove them.

Bubbles has had the operation to remove her external tumours, but unfortunately … Continue reading…

RSPCA appeals for information

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a female badger was found caught in a snare in a remote spot near Peterborough.

The wild mammal was discovered off a country trail in Hampton Nature Reserve in Nature’s Way, Hampton Hargate last Thursday (17 September) by a volunteer group monitoring wildlife in the area.

They found her collapsed and injured, with breathing difficulties, and called the RSPCA for help.

RSPCA inspector Justin Stubbs said: “Sadly the badger … Continue reading…

RSPCA appeals for information about Baloo and Bagheera

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two kittens were seen being thrown out of a car in Bognor, West Sussex on Thursday (17 September).

A member of the public saw the two little black cats, both males and thought to be aged around 12 weeks, being picked up from the back seat of a large silver car from his home in Regents Way at around 3.30pm. They were chucked onto the … Continue reading…

A fox had a lucky escape last week when she was found and rescued from a closed industrial waste bin at a church.

The wild mammal was found trapped inside the bin at Bromley Methodist Church in College Road in Bromley, Kent at around 10am on Saturday, 12 September. The lid of the bin was closed and so heavy that she would not have had the strength to lift it by herself.

RSPCA inspector Natasha Wallis said: “This fox had … Continue reading…