A tarantula has been rescued by the RSPCA – after being found in a BIN in a Nottingham park.

The white knee tarantula, which was the size of a hand, was cold and wet when RSPCA inspector Teresa Potter rescued the spider on Tuesday last week (24 April), after being found by a shocked dog-walker in Acorn Avenue, Giltbrook.

Inspector Potter said: “It’s rare that we get reports of tarantulas in public so as I was making my way there, … Continue reading…

Generous donations to RSPCA Peterborough funded the much-needed operation

Following a successful appeal by the RSPCA’s Peterborough branch, Lady got the operation she needed and now has a second chance at happiness.

Lady is an 18-month-old Saluki-Lurcher cross who was found tied up outside Broadway Vets in Peterborough on January 25.

The local RSPCA branch took her in but discovered she had a fractured foreleg and needed a £2000 operation to fix it.

Staff appealed to local people to help … Continue reading…

An RSPCA inspector became a real life Alice in Wonderland when she followed a rabbit into a drain in the Ringway area of Northampton on Tuesday (March 13).

Inspector Susan Haywood was called on Tuesday afternoon after a member of the public spotted the rabbit stuck amongst the rubbish six feet down.

Two teenagers then waited with the rabbit until the inspector was able to get there to carry out the rescue.

It took Inspector Haywood an hour and a … Continue reading…

The RSPCA were called to a distinctive three-legged cat found sitting on a baby car seat in the rain for hours on Monday (12 March).

The cat – which does not have a microchip – was seen by a concerned passer-by, they called the RSPCA after spotting the cat had still not moved three hours later.

It had been raining continuously all day and the cat was wet through.

Inspector Keith Ellis said: “The cat was very lethargic and not … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a poorly dog with a large tumour on his face was found on a street in Braintree, Essex.

The German Shepherd-type dog was found in Beckers Green Road on Saturday, 3 March, by a member of the public.

He had a large tumour on the left side of his face which was dripping blood and he was very thin.

An RSPCA officer took him to a local vets, where an examination showed that … Continue reading…