RSPCA called to collect a stray tortoise “marching” across a golf course in Surrey

The RSPCA is appealing to find the owner of a tortoise who managed to find his way onto a golf course at Walton on Thames.


The tortoise was spotted by some golfers and the groundsman from Burhill Golf Club contacted the RSPCA on Friday, 7 July.

RSPCA Inspector Joanne Bowling attended and collected the Hermann’s tortoise which was transferred to the care of RSPCA exotics … Continue reading…

Mystery over how mum became covered in engine oil

Staff at the RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk are currently caring for a mother duck who managed to get herself drenched in engine oil.

The duck and her four ducklings were regular visitors to the grounds of Swaffham Veterinary Centre in Tower Meadows, Swaffham.

taff there had even made her a makeshift pool where she could take a dip when she visited, and the family were a regular sight … Continue reading…

A Northwich swan who spent six weeks recovering at an RSPCA wildlife centre after suffering multiple injuries has been reunited with her mate.

The swan, who is nicknamed Mabel, is a well-known character on the River Weaver, near to Monarch Drive, along with her mate Albert and their nine cygnets.

However, the RSPCA was contacted on 2 June after a member of the public became concerned about Mabel’s behaviour – on the same day that seven of her cygnets went … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for people to come forward with information after a dog was abandoned in a street in Stoke-on-Trent.

CCTV footage obtained by the RSPCA shows someone walk the American bull dog up to a lamppost before tying his lead around it. They then walk away, leaving the dog barking, confused and wandering around the lamppost.

The incident happened at 2.10am on Monday, 17 July, in Clyde Street.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin said: “The dog was microchipped, however … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an elderly dog was dumped overnight in a Nottingham park.

The black and white Staffordshire bull terrier was found by a member of the public at 6am on Monday (17 July) at The Hook, in the Lady Bay area of West Bridgford.

RSPCA inspector Susan Hammond said: “The poor dog had been chained to a wooden sign near to a children’s play area, and he had no food or water – despite the … Continue reading…