The RSPCA is urging anglers to dispose of fishing litter correctly after a duck was rescued by the animal welfare charity after she got a hook stuck in her beak.

The duck was spotted by a member of the public in Watermead, Aylesbury, on Thursday last week (16 February). RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Grace Mead caught the duck and took her to a wildlife hospital in Buckinghamshire.

Grace said: “When I arrived there she was, hiding in a thick bed … Continue reading…

A Derby dog who was once described as one of the thinnest dogs the RSPCA had seen has been chosen as the face of the charity’s national fundraising campaign.

Before and after photos of greyhound-saluki cross William will feature on a mailout which will land on hundreds of thousands of doormats across the country on Valentine’s Day. His story will also appear on the animal welfare charity’s social media channels, reaching millions of people.

William was rescued in September 2015 … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after five chickens were cramped into a small bucket and abandoned in Nottingham.

A member of the public found the five Bantam-type fowls in an alleyway off Broadwood Road, in Bestwood, on Friday (3 February). The birds had been squeezed into a plastic bucket – used to contain fence preservative – with a piece of wood on top.

RSPCA inspector Dave McAdam, who is investigating, said: “They were kept in incredibly cramped conditions and … Continue reading…

A plucky kitten was rescued by the RSPCA – after he got his head stuck in a jar of peanut butter while raiding a bin.

The animal welfare charity was called by a concerned member of the public who found the struggling black and white cat, thought to be no more than six months old, on land in Tilbury Lane, Oxford, on Saturday (21 January).

RSPCA inspector Jaime Godfrey said: “The kitten had his head completely stuck inside a plastic … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a horse was left for dead in freezing conditions in a Leicestershire country lane.

The white piebald mare was dumped overnight on Saturday (21 January) in a field in Uppingham Road, in Skeffington. When she was found by a dog-walker the following morning, frost had already formed on her mane.

The RSPCA and a local vet was called. Sadly, the horse, thought to be around 12 years old, was put to sleep by the vet … Continue reading…