A baby otter has been rescued by the RSPCA after he was found in a garden in Leighton Buzzard – half a kilometer away from the nearest river.

It’s not known how the otter managed to find his way to the garden, in Southcott Village, but when he was found on Tuesday evening (2 January) he looked disorientated.

Thankfully he was not injured, however due to him being so young he was taken to a wildlife hospital where he will … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was seen being thrown from a bridge in Wirral.

A member of the public rescued the dog – a male border terrier – after witnessing him being thrown from a bridge in Lingham Lane, Moreton, onto wasteland below on New Year’s Day.

The dog is now in the RSPCA’s care, where staff have nicknamed him Milo. Sadly Milo isn’t microchipped so the RSPCA is hoping the public will be able to … Continue reading…

A woman who abandoned her cat in a house for five weeks – which led to the animal becoming emaciated and close to death – has been sentenced in court.

Joanne Brown (DOB 08/05/84), of Winterburn Green, Stockport, was sentenced at Stockport Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 21 December). She pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the cat, named Tinkerbell, at an earlier hearing.

Magistrates gave Brown a 12-month conditional discharge, and ordered her to pay £250 costs and a … Continue reading…

A dog who was found wandering the streets with his jaw hanging off after being used for badger baiting is ending 2017 on a high after finding a loving new home.

Herbie the lurcher was rescued by the RSPCA in August this year when he was found straying in Warrington. The injuries to his face were so severe that he had to undergo reconstruction surgery to rebuild his jaw.

He was put up for rehoming at the RSPCA’s Macclesfield branch, … Continue reading…

There are always presents to wrap, people to see and turkeys to cook over the busy festive period – but just be aware of the hidden hazards which could ruin your pet’s Christmas.

The RSPCA is urging pet-owners to be prepared for any emergencies which arise over Christmas – and to ensure that the festive time is as non-stressful as possible for our fluffy friends.

From toxic foods, the dangers of decorations and keeping your pet calm among the Christmas … Continue reading…