A badger has been released back into the wild after being rescued from the bottom of a sewage tank in Leicester.

The RSPCA teamed up with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service to rescue the animal, who had fallen down into the 15ft-deep tank at sewage treatment works in Enderby Road, Whetstone, on Wednesday last week (15 November).

So that he could be safely rescued, the badger was sedated before the fire crew went down into the tank from a ladder. … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is warning people of the dangers of abandoning unwanted pets after a tiny puppy died after he was dumped in a black carrier type bag and left in a garden in Peterborough.

The pup, who was aged between 12 and 16 weeks, was inside a bag which was left in a garden outside a property in Cromwell Road on the evening of 26 October.

The owner of the property found the bag in their garden, and not … Continue reading…

A dog who escaped out of a window and got trapped between a conservatory and a brick wall after becoming spooked by fireworks is recovering after a three-hour operation to rescue her.

Taba was discovered tightly wedged head-first in a six-inch-wide gap in the back garden of a house in Oxhey Road, Watford, by a concerned woman on the evening of Saturday 4 November. She immediately called the RSPCA, and inspector Rachel Smith arrived within half an hour.

Despite Rachel’s … Continue reading…

A kitten who was rescued from a skip at a recycling centre in Leicester aged just six weeks old is looking for a new home after recovering from a serious leg injury.

Staff at Wastecycle, in Enderby Road Industrial Estate, Whetstone, contacted the RSPCA after finding the kitten among rubbish on 10 October.

The kitten had an injured and bleeding leg when she was found, and it was initially feared that she would need her leg amputating.

But RSPCA … Continue reading…

RSPCA staff are making a desperate plea to find poor Stanley, dubbed one of Britain’s most unwanted dogs, a loving new home.

This Saturday (Nov 11)  marks the heart-breaking 400th day that Stanley has been in RSPCA care, and as he is only two-years old,  it means that he has now spent more than half of his young life without a family.

Stanley’s story is even more heart-breaking given that he came to the RSPCA after he was found all … Continue reading…