A bearded dragon found dumped on a street in Bedfordshire had to be put to sleep after suffering from rickets.


The reptile was found on a pavement in Queen Elizabeth Close in Shefford on Wednesday 19 June unable to walk.


RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Kate Wright was called to collect the young bearded dragon and took him to a specialist vet.


It was then discovered that he was suffering from metabolic bone disease, also known as … Continue reading…


A young boxer/Staffie cross from our West Hatch Animal Centre near Taunton has become the latest success story for both the centre and for Avon and Somerset Police as he graduated this month as a sniffer dog.

Harry was taken to the centre, which is this year celebrating its 50th anniversary, by RSPCA Inspector Sarah Hetherington, after his owners were banned from keeping animals.  A case was brought against them for causing unnecessary suffering after they failed … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after seven cats became the latest victims of irresponsible owners in the Luton area.


The mother cat and her five six-week-old kittens were found along with an older kitten, thought to be from an earlier litter, in two cardboard boxes outside a takeaway in High Town Road on Thursday (13 June).  They were looked after for two days by the person who found them and the RSPCA was called on Saturday (15 June)…. Continue reading…

Four cats found dumped in Bicester

RSPCA appeals for information



Thursday 13 June 2013


The RSPCA is appealing for information after four cats were found dumped in a cardboard box in Buckingham Road, Bicester.


The female cats had been left in the taped up box behind a petrol station and were found on Tuesday morning (11 June) by a passer-by who was on her way to work.


The cats are thought to be middle aged … Continue reading…

Peregrine and bear it!

Falcon fledgling lands on car roof



Friday 14 June 2013


The RSPCA made an unusual collection earlier this week when we were called to rescue a Peregrine Falcon from the top of a car.


The bird of prey was found in a car park on Bath Road, Bournemouth, at about 9.30 on Tuesday morning (11 June) and the RSPCA was called after a member of the public thought she was struggling to … Continue reading…