The RSPCA is urging people to put sports netting away when not in use, after a hedgehog had to be rescued from one in Ware.

The animal welfare charity was called on Thursday, 28 July, by a member of the public who was concerned about the hog tangled in some tennis netting at Wodson Park Leisure Centre, in Wadesmill Road.

RSPCA inspector Helen Mead said: “The hedgehog was tangled in the netting completely, particularly around his legs and neck.

“We … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging anglers to dispose of fishing litter carefully after four swans have been injured at a popular Cheshire fishing spot in the past two months – two fatally.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity on Tuesday evening (26 July) after they saw a swan struggling at Spike Island, in Widnes. The swan had got so tangled up in the fishing line that it strangled him, and he died before we could get him … Continue reading…

A cat has had her leg amputated following a severe injury believed to have been caused by a snare.

The grey and white cat was found at Llanddoged Road, Llanrwst, on Sunday, 17 July. Most of her leg was missing and she was bleeding heavily.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Malwina Gasiorek said: “The caller kindly took the cat to safety while I arrived and then I immediately took her to an independent vet.

“The vet thought that due to … Continue reading…

New homes are being sought for nine kittens which were abandoned in a cat carrier in Kidderminster.

The kittens were found by a school teacher who was on her way to work on the morning of Thursday 14 July, at the side of Dunley Road, in Stourport-on-Severn.

They have now been taken into the care of the RSPCA’s Kidderminster and District branch, where they have been given sporty names in recognition of sporting heroes.

The four females have been named … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a gull was shot with an air rifle in Newport.

The bird was found on Friday (29 July) at around 3.40pm on Hammond Drive with severe injuries.

RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels said: “The gull was shot in his right wing and was unable to fly.

“He was bleeding and the pellet was visible in the wing.

“The caller kindly took this poor gull to a vets, where sadly on veterinary advice he was … Continue reading…