A Whooper swan has been found shot dead in the cliff-top fields between the Bempton Cliffs RSPB Nature Reserve and Buckton in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

 

The bird would have been visiting Britain for the winter.

 

RSPCA inspector and national wildlife officer co-ordinator Geoff Edmond said: “I feel outraged that this has happened.

 

“These birds come down predominantly from Iceland from October onwards to spend the winter months here. In other words this bird is likely … Continue reading…

A stag who had to be rescued after getting his antlers tangled in netting in Mansfield has been released back into the wild.

The RSPCA was contacted on Monday morning (6 Nov) after a concerned member of the public saw the stag in distress in a field in Jubilee Way North. Next to him was another stag who was dead after being strangled by the netting.

RSPCA inspector Keith Ellis attended and, with the help of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre is appealing for a home for a tortoise who was found in a street in Sandbach.

A member of the public found the large 11kg leopard tortoise – who has been nicknamed Lillian – in the a street on 23 October. She took her into the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, where she has been looked after since.

Lee Stewart, manager at Stapeley, said: “The tortoise had runny nose syndrome when she came … Continue reading…

An RSPCA cattery in Cheshire is appealing to find the owner of a distinctive-looking cat who was saved from getting hit by cars on a busy road.

The cat – who is part black-and-white and part-tortoiseshell – was picked up by a member of the public at the side of Welsh Row, in Nantwich, on the afternoon of Sunday, 29 October.

She was looking confused and lost, so the lady who found her took her to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange … Continue reading…

A call to rescue an owl trapped by his legs on top of a chimney turned out to be a false alarm – after the bird turned out to be made from PLASTIC.

A concerned member of the public contacted the RSPCA after spotting the bird on the roof of a house in Silverwell Road, Liverpool, on Monday, 23 October.

They told the RSPCA’s control centre that the bird had been there for at least three hours. Inspector Helen Smith … Continue reading…