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…

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…

An RSPCA inspector dealt with a job with a sting in its tail – after a stowaway scorpion hid in a suitcase and travelled 5,400 miles from Mexico to Buckinghamshire.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by a holidaymaker who discovered the tiny critter – just 2cm long – while unpacking her suitcase after a break to the country.

The scorpion was contained at the house in Wellesbourne Crescent, in High Wycombe, and picked up by RSPCA inspector Rachel Smith, … Continue reading…

A cat was rescued from the top of a house in High Wycombe after getting stuck on the chimney stack of a house for two days.

Betty’s worried owner contacted the RSPCA after unsuccessfully trying to encourage her down from the house in White House Lane.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Kate Wright attended, on Sunday (4 March). She said: “Betty was very much stuck up there and the only way we could get her down safely was with the assistance … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a poorly boa constrictor snake was abandoned in a plastic box in a Nottingham street.

The snake was found by a member of the public in Little John Walk, in St Ann’s, on Wednesday last week (1 March), confined to the box with the lid secure.

RSPCA inspector Laura Kirkham said: “The person who found the box opened it up and was very surprised to see the snake. Sadly, the snake was not … Continue reading…