Vets ‘overwhelmed’ by public who have taken Gizmo to their heart

A four month-old foal is in a critical condition after he was found dying by the side of the road in Essex.

The RSPCA was called after Gizmo, a tiny piebald cob, was found without his mother near Ridgewell Caravan Park in Yeldham Road, Ridgewell in Halstead in an emaciated, extremely poorly state on Tuesday (17 February).

Along with the police and a vet, vet nurse and yard manager … Continue reading…

RSPCA appeals for information

A blue Staffordshire Bull Terrier had a lonely Valentine’s Day – after he was tied to a lamp post and abandoned in a dark alleyway in Kent.

The young male, now named Valentino, was found off Cloudesley Road, Erith on Saturday evening (14 February) at around 9pm. His lead was attached to a street lamp with twine and next to him was a note which said: “Need a new home”. It is believed he had been … Continue reading…

RSPCA & fire service rescue deer tangled by antlers in rope

The RSPCA and Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service rescued a Red Stag who had got himself tangled in electric sheet fencing in Suffolk this morning (23 February).

We were called after the deer was spotted with his antlers stuck in the fencing in the grounds of Tuddenham Hall, in Grundisburgh Road, Tuddenham, early this morning.

In trying to free himself, the frightened animal had become more and more entangled … Continue reading…

RSPCA helps sika swing out of harm’s way

Deer rescued after becoming entangled in child’s swing


The RSPCA rescued a sika deer entangled by a child’s swing which had become wrapped around his antlers in Wool, Dorset at the weekend.


The deer was first spotted earlier this month with the red plastic seat and blue nylon rope, cotton rope and fixing bolts all tangled around his antlers.  Members of the public in Wool saw the deer but at … Continue reading…

Litter warning after duck caught with bottle fastener in beak


The RSPCA is asking people to be careful when disposing of litter after a duck had to be rescued in Hatfield on Monday (2 February).


The mallard was spotted in the grounds of the Mill Green Museum and Mill by concerned members of staff.


He had a plastic bottle fastener around the top of his beak and head.


RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Kate Wright was … Continue reading…