PC Lee Webb with Boris and new handler PC Alan Mallett

This Thursday (16 June) will mark the start of a whole new adventure for RSPCA rescue dog Boris, as he graduates search dog training school. The two-year-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier will be helping Avon and Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire police stop criminals in their tracks – a career world’s apart from his previous life.

Boris was brought in to RSPCA’s West Hatch Animal Centre near Taunton in Somerset in March this year by an RSPCA inspector after being given up … Continue reading…

RSPCA rescues fox in Hertfordshire

The RSPCA has rescued a fox cub from a football net, just days before the start of Euro 2016.

The fox was found on Wednesday morning (8 June) tangled in the net in the back garden of a house in Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.

The homeowner knew something was wrong when her dog started barking continuously from inside the house.

When she looked out of the window to find out what the problem was, she was surprised to see the … Continue reading…

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a young guinea pig was found wounded and dumped in a cramped, filthy hamster cage near some bins on an estate in Hemel Hempstead.

The boar was found dumped next to a lamppost and a rubbish area by a block of flats on Perry Green in the town by a member of the public, late in the evening on Friday, 20 May.

The young guinea pig has since been renamed Perry after the … Continue reading…


A group of recently-hatched young cygnets had a lucky escape this week (Wednesday 25 May) after they were rescued from a fast-flowing weir in Ware.

Staff from an office on Priory Street in Ware were concerned for the welfare of the baby swans after they saw them stuck in the weir located on the canal next to their offices and immediately reported the incident to the RSPCA.

There were seven cygnets in total that had gone over the edge and … Continue reading…

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Five Labrador puppies have been found dead in a ditch in a secluded spot on Pegmire Lane in the village of Aldenham, just outside of the town of Watford in Hertfordshire.  

A member of the public who was travelling down the road was shocked to find the lifeless bodies of four young Labrador puppies on Wednesday (25 May) near the small village. The RSPCA were immediately contacted and came to investigate the grim discovery.

On arrival, a further body of … Continue reading…