The RSPCA is again warning about the dangers of fishing litter after a seal suffered horrific injuries after becoming tangled in a line and hooks.

The grey seal pup was collected by an RSPCA inspector on Monday 12 August from Blakeney, Norfolk and taken to the RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre for treatment.

Staff at the hospital wee horrified to find the pup had become entangled in a line and hooks and the catalogue of injuries included a barbed hook … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for help in identifying a man who threw a six-month-old cat out of a people carrier in Whateley Lane in Tamworth on Saturday afternoon.

 

The man, described as being around 40 years old and having a very slim build, was driving a light green people carrier down the lane when he was seen to stop, get out and throw a young cat to the side of the road. The cat was mainly white with a … Continue reading…

The second RSPCA and PRP Rescue Services Rescue Horse/Pony of the Year is set to be even bigger and better than last year’s competition when the event takes place at Equifest this Saturday (17 August).

 

This year, Channel 5 News presenter, Emma Crosby, will be assisting the three judges in selecting the Champion and Reserve Rescue Horse/Pony of the Year at the Peterborough Showground Arena.

 

Emma said:  “I’m very excited about the show and really looking forward to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in Dunstable on 4 August.

 

Betty, a semi-longhaired black cat, returned to her home in Capron Road with a limp on Sunday.

 

Her owner wasn’t sure what had happened to five-year-old Betty so took her to Noah’s Ark vets in the town.

 

It was then that x-rays revealed a metal pellet was lodged in her rear left leg.  Vets removed the pellet, which had missed the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after five rabbits were found under a car in St Albans on Tuesday (6 August).

 

The mother rabbit and her four babies (known as kittens or kits) were found in a parking area near to Verulamium Park on Prae Close.

 

A passer by noticed the tan and black rabbits and managed to ask other people to help catch the rabbits before confining them in a dog crate and calling the RSPCA.

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