The RSPCA in Coventry is looking to rehome a very special dog who has not had any interest from potential adopters.

Holly, an eight-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, is a hermaphrodite – meaning she has both male and female reproductive organs.

Danni Holder, kennel supervisor at the branch, said: “Canine hermaphrodites are very rare, so Holly is a very special dog to us. This doesn’t cause Holly any physical issues or difficulties, but it might put people off from adopting her. … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging anglers to dispose of fishing litter correctly after a duck was rescued by the animal welfare charity after she got a hook stuck in her beak.

The duck was spotted by a member of the public in Watermead, Aylesbury, on Thursday last week (16 February). RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Grace Mead caught the duck and took her to a wildlife hospital in Buckinghamshire.

Grace said: “When I arrived there she was, hiding in a thick bed … Continue reading…

A badger rescued from a snare by RSPCA Cymru has been released, safe and well, back to the wild, in the Vale of Glamorgan.

RSPCA Cymru found the badger, in a Barry field, trapped in a snare next to a fence. The snare was caught around her neck, and wounds were visible on the animal’s body.

However, after a spell in specialist care, the badger made a full recovery.

She was returned safely back to the wild by the by … Continue reading…

We have been inundated with requests from supporters, with queries about the on-going welfare of the dogs involved, following a recent Local Authority case in Ceredigion. Please see below a statement from RSPCA Cymru.

RSPCA Cymru statement:

“RSPCA Cymru is closely monitoring this situation, following the imposition of a disqualification order to an illegal dog breeder in Ceredigion. As part of this ban, a 21-day period was given for the owner to comply with the disqualification order. The man Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a dog with untreated tumours was abandoned and left to die in the coal shed of a derelict house in Hull.

 

The animal welfare charity was contacted on Valentine’s Day (Tuesday 14 February) by a woman who heard the Rottweiler scratching and trying to get out of the building in Middlesex Road.

 

RSPCA inspector David Milborrow said: “A woman had heard the dog but couldn’t see her because she’d been barricaded … Continue reading…