The RSPCA is appealing for information after two thin dogs in a neglected state were found in an isolated country road in Hertfordshire.

The spaniel-type dogs were found by a woman who was driving in Friendless Lane, Flamstead, on Thursday evening last week (16 March). Both dogs had matted fur and were covered in faeces.

They were taken to a vet, where they were both on IV fluids for two days. They’re now in the care of the RSPCA’s Southridge … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after five turtles were abandoned in a plastic box at the side of a road in Rugby.

A member of the public found the turtles in a clear 40-litre Wilko box on Daventry Road, in Barby, at 4pm on Thursday last week (16 March).

Four of the turtles have been identified as common musk turtles, and the fifth has been identified as a map turtle. They are now in the care of a specialist … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to put sports netting away after a fox was rescued when he got tangled in a football net at a school in Hertfordshire.

The young fox was freed from the netting at a school in Berry Lane, Rickmansworth, on Thursday (16 March).

When Animal Collection Officer Grace Mead arrived, the fox was struggling to free himself. After the netting was carefully cut away, the uninjured fox was released back into the wild.

Grace said: “Sadly … Continue reading…

A cat which was abandoned in a tied plastic box in a Staffordshire country lane has been reunited with her owner.

The tortoiseshell female cat, who the RSPCA nicknamed Bagpuss but is in fact called Peppa, was found by a member of the public on Monday last week (13 March) in Walton Road, Burton-on-Trent. The cat had been placed in a box, which was then placed inside a tied plastic bag and hidden in undergrowth.

Following media coverage appealing for … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a neglected West Highland terrier dog was found wandering the streets of Corby.

The female dog was found by a member of the public in Boden Close, in Danesholm Estate, on Saturday (11 March). She was taken to a local vet, who was so concerned about the state she was in that they contacted the RSPCA.

Inspector Polly Underwood, who is investigating, said: “She was in a terrible state, very dirty with severe … Continue reading…