As a summer of sport kicks off, the RSPCA has revealed more than 1,000 animals were rescued from sports and other netting last year – with a spike in the warmer months.

The shocking photos released by the charity show how easily animals can get tangled in sports or garden netting – which can result in fatal injuries.

In total, 1,032 animals were rescued from netting by RSPCA officers in 2016 and the RSPCA is urging people to put their … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has urged the public not to discard litter after an inspector was called to rescue a victim of rubbish – a cat with a tin of dog food stuck on her head.

Inspector Heather Morris was contacted on Sunday last week (18 June) after a member of the public spotted the puss in a spot of bother in Queensway, Winsford.

The black and white cat had got her head wedged inside the dog food can and couldn’t get … Continue reading…

Two French bulldog pups found abandoned in a Pontypool cardboard box are set to become television stars, after a remarkable U-turn in RSPCA Cymru care.

Yoda and Mogwai will play a starring role in the first episode of the new series of The Dog Rescuers, the hit Channel 5 show, which follows the animal welfare work of the RSPCA.

They were found by a member of the public in Pontypool Park on Saturday 12 November, and were taken into RSPCA … Continue reading…

A Milford Haven cat had a lucky escape after getting caught in a home-made snare.

The female grey cat, named Molly, returned to her Hubberston home with a free-running snare around her neck, made up from fishing wire. She was found by her owner on 15 June.

Free-running snares are not illegal, but it is an offence to cause suffering to a protected animal, such as Molly.

RSPCA Cymru say the incident highlights the “indiscriminate nature” of snares, and continues … Continue reading…

A hedgehog which had inflated to twice his size after a severe case of ‘Balloon Syndrome’ is well on the road to recovery after his prickly ordeal.

The hedgehog was spotted by a member of the public going round in circles, in Toll Bar, Doncaster, on 5 June. She told the RSPCA that the large hedgehog was dragging his back leg and had blood on his nose.

But when RSPCA inspector Sandra Dransfield arrived at the scene, she could see … Continue reading…