RSPCA officers worked with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service to rescue swan from Bottisham Lock, Waterbeach, Cambridge

A female swan with a hook caught in her beak and tongue was rescued from Bottisham Lock, Waterbeach on Wednesday (28 February).

The RSPCA, working with Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service, managed to catch the swan who had been eluding capture for a number of days.

The RSPCA was called on Saturday 24 February to reports of a swan on the water with … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru answered almost 300 calls in 2017 about animals harmed by rubbish, according to shocking new figures.

In total, the charity recieved 278 calls from Wales over the year about animals impacted by litter and discarded objects – incidences the RSPCA say are “entirely avoidable”.

Litter-related incidents across 2017 included three gulls who had to be put to sleep after being found trapped in fishing litter, at Hendre Lake in Cardiff.

RSPCA Cymru worked with Cardiff City Council, and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging dog-walkers to keep their pets on a lead when around wildlife – after two swans were found dead in a Staffordshire park with injuries consistent with being attacked by an animal.

The two birds were discovered at the side of a lake in Chasewater Country Park, in Burntwood, on Wednesday 21 February, both with bite marks on their body and necks.

RSPCA inspector Laura Baker said: “The injuries were consistent with being attacked by another animal, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA were called after meows could be heard coming from the flooring of a partially-built house on a building site in Weldon, Corby on Sunday (February 25).

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Sharon Knight went to the site, owned by Persimmon Homes, and could hear the cat.

ACO Knight attempted to leave some food for the cat and she made staff at the site aware of the situation. They halted work until first thing the following morning when they were … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after five puppies were found dumped at a farm in Wendover – mirroring an incident in which six pups were abandoned at the same site last year.

The animal welfare charity was contacted on Thursday lunchtime (22 February) by a woman who had found the dogs abandoned at the gated entrance to a field.

RSPCA inspector Rachel Smith, who is now investigating, said: “We are treating this as an abandonment but it seems clear to me … Continue reading…