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An RSPCA inspector rushed to a rather prickly rescue last week after a rather large hedgehog got stuck between two metal fences at a gym in St. Albans.

A passer-by called the RSPCA last Friday evening (10 June) when they noticed the hog was stuck between the black metal fences in an unforgiving and rather tight squeeze at Cotlandswick Leisure Centre on the High Street of the Hertfordshire city.

Laura Quinn, RSPCA spokesperson for Hertfordshire, said: “We arrived at the … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for witnesses to come forward after a dog was allegedly beaten in Wrexham.

The alleged incident took place on Monday (13 June) at around 5.30pm in the Holt Road, Hillcrest area of Wrexham.

RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas, who has been investigating this alleged incident, said: “We are appealing for information from anyone who may have seen this happen as we’d like to speak to them urgently about this.

“We are also appealing for the witness who … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a kitten was found in cat carrier at Maerdy Industrial Park in Maerdy.

The black kitten was found by a member of public yesterday (Thursday 16 June), and was taken to RSPCA’s Merthyr Tydfil Clinic.

RSPCA inspector Simon Evans said: “This poor kitten – who is about ten weeks old – was found in the industrial park alone in a cat carrier.

“He is receiving treatment for flu symptoms. 

“We don’t know where … Continue reading…

Rabbit owners in Merthyr are being encouraged to hop into action to improve their pet’s health and welfare.

As part of Rabbit Awareness Week, which runs from 18 June to 26 June, the RSPCA Glamorgan North and East Branch is working in partnership with a veterinary surgery in Merthyr to offer rabbit owners free veterinary treatment.

All the owners have to do is to make an appointment during the week and the treatment – which could include neutering, vaccination and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is reminding dog-owners to keep their pets on leads around wildlife after a duck was found with shocking injuries in Telford thought to have been caused by a dog.

The animal welfare charity received a call from a member of the public after the duck was found at Trench Pool on Wednesday (15 June).

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Kirsty Martuccio said: “The duck was in an awful way – I have never seen injuries as severe as this … Continue reading…