The RSPCA and officers from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have rescued a swan with a dog bite from a pond in Sheffield, to applause from local people.


The RSPCA attended Frecheville Pond just off Hopedale Road at around 5pm on Thursday afternoon (2 April) after a report that a swan had been attacked by a dog, and was injured. She was on an island with her mate, sitting on a nest of eggs.


RSPCA Inspector Sara Jordan … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a puppy was rescued with injuries thought to have been caused by being beaten.


A member of the public called the RSPCA about the puppy they’d bought with the change in their pocked from teenagers in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, after seeing it being mistreated in Sowerby Crescent at 1pm yesterday (Sunday 5 April).


The dog is described as a Patterdale terrier, and was aged around five-months-old. He wasn’t microchipped or wearing … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has teamed-up with firefighters to rescue a cat stuck hopelessly up a tree in Cwmbran, as emergency responses for animals continue amid the Covid-19 outbreak. 

Officers from the animal welfare charity were alerted after the cat was spotted in a field just off Birch Grove in the South Wales town.

RSPCA Cymru enlisted the help of the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service to come to the cat’s aid on 25 March.

Unfortunately, rescue efforts were temporarily thwarted … Continue reading…

A baby wild rabbit – weighing just 100 grams – has been taken into RSPCA care.

The tiny and unwell rabbit was found in Bridgend by a concerned member of the public last month with the RSPCA being contacted.

 RSPCA wildlife officer Ellie West subsequently took the rabbit into her care.

“This young rabbit was found in a very thin body condition, was dehydrated and cold,” she said. “She was checked over by the vets and was fine, but needed … Continue reading…

Four kittens were born in RSPCA care just 24 hours after Boris Johnson announced that the country would be going into lockdown in a bid to halt the spread of Coronavirus.

As the RSPCA’s centres and branches closed their doors to the public (on Tuesday 24 March), staff at the Mid Norfolk and North Suffolk branch had their hands full as cat Puma gave birth to four healthy kittens.

Her foster carer and animal welfare manager, Chloe Shorten, was … Continue reading…