An underweight dog who was rescued after being spotted through a window is due to star on the small screen in Channel 5’s Dog Rescuers show presented by Alan Davies.

Inspector Kate Parker from the RSPCA was called to a home in Stafford after a member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity with concerns about the dog.

The whippet-cross, called Max, was being left for long periods of time, often sitting in the window, and was not being … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for investigation after a cat was shot six times with an air rifle in Stoke-on-Trent – the third time the cat has been shot in the last 12 months.

Two-year-old Dante was rushed to a vet on the morning of Wednesday 5 July by his concerned owners after he returned to his home in Trent Valley Road with a wound to the side of his body.

An x-ray showed that he had six pellets inside his … Continue reading…

RSPCA inspector called to rescue a sheep stuck in a muddy dyke and ended up to his elbows in mud

RSPCA Inspector David Grant received a call from a worried member of the public who had spotted the sheep which was stuck up to her shoulders in the muddy dyke.

Inspector Grant waded into the mud, despite only having a pair of wellies to protect him.

He said: “I currently have a hire vehicle as my RSPCA van is in … Continue reading…

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…