The RSPCA is reminding people to dispose of angling litter carefully after a heron died from injuries sustained after he got his feet tangled in fishing line.

The heron was rescued by Animal Collection Officer Derek Hampson on Monday, 8 August, from a lake in Burtonhead Road, St Helen’s, after a concerned passer-by contacted the RSPCA.

The bird had got tangled in both the fishing line and the reel. The line was cut away and the heron was taken to … Continue reading…

A hedgehog had a harrowing experience after he got trapped in between a fencing panel and a post – and then got attacked by a dog.

Thankfully, despite having a gaping wound on the side of his body, the hedgehog was successfully rescued by the RSPCA – and is now recovering at the animal welfare charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin was called to the incident in Orme Road, in Newcastle, Staffordshire, on Thursday, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated cat – described as one of the thinnest seen at an RSPCA centre – was found under a bush in Luton.

The white female semi-longhair cat, thought to be aged around 10, was found collapsed on Saturday, 6 August, in Hartley Road by three women. They immediately took her to the RSPCA’s Southridge Animal Centre, in Potters Bar.

RSPCA staff transferred her to a vet but sadly, despite the best efforts … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information to try and track down the owner of a Bengal cat found in Nelson.

The charity was called on Tuesday, 2 August following concerns for the health of the cat, who was found in the Ashgrove Terrace area of Nelson.

RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels said: “He is a four-year-old neutered cat who has been found in the Nelson area.

“He’s been taken to RSPCA Merthyr Tydfil clinic for a health check and apart from … Continue reading…

ASSEMBLY Member for Delyn, Hannah Blythyn, has accompanied RSPCA inspector Jenny Anderton on several calls in and around the region.

The ride-along on Tuesday (9 August) gave Miss Blythyn a chance to experience what RSPCA inspectors deal with on a day-to-day basis. Throughout the course of a busy day, they dealt with a number of routine calls.

Miss Blythyn said: “The day was a great opportunity to experience first-hand what happens on the ground and the great job RSPCA officers, … Continue reading…