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The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a one-eyed cockerel was found dumped and covered in blood by the roadside in a village just outside Banbury last weekend (Sunday, 24 January).

A member of the public was driving along Ell’s Lane in the village of Bloxham in Oxfordshire when they saw a shabby wooden carrier strewn by the road. They stopped and got out to have a look and were surprised to find a cockerel inside that was bleeding from … Continue reading…

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a terrified young puppy was left tied to a tree at daybreak in a muddy area of a Somerset village.

A group of people from the village of Creech St. Michael near Taunton Deane were out walking their dog in an area known to locals as ‘20-acre field’ at about 7:30am on Friday, 15 January. They saw a young man running away down the canal path, and shortly after they heard the sound … Continue reading…

Martha

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a sick, elderly dog was left tied to a park bench in a small wooded area in Bournemouth on Sunday 29 November.

The small, cream and white fluffy-coated cream terrier cross-breed, named ‘Martha’ by staff, was found by a member of the public at about 6:30pm whilst out walking their dog. She was found tied to the bench on a footpath which links Bradpole Road with Strouden Park Open Space and runs behind … Continue reading…

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The RSPCA is calling for people to be aware of the dangers of littering after a hedgehog in Hampshire died from an infection from wounds caused by an elastic band.

The young hedgehog was found last Wednesday (18 November) stumbling around in an unusual manner in daylight by a mother and daughter in Basingstoke, Hampshire, who, concerned for the animal’s welfare, contacted the RSPCA for help.

RSPCA inspector Nikki Denham took the sick animal to Hart Wildlife Hospital near Alton … Continue reading…

Boxer and Mildred

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pair of young cats were left locked inside a cat carrier in the pouring rain last week (Tuesday, 6 October) in Oxford.  

The black-and-white cats, one male and one female, were found bedraggled inside the grey carrier, which had been carelessly abandoned by their owner on the side of the road on the junction between Horspath Driftway and The Slade in Oxford. The cats, who are only around six months-old, were both … Continue reading…