A moorhen, who got tangled in some fishing line on a lake in Colchester, Essex, has had a lucky escape.

 

RSPCA animal collection officer  Donna Green took a call about a distressed bird trying to free itself from some fishing line on an island in the middle of a fishing lake on the Greenstead estate.

She said: “There was fishing line caught in a tree and the bird was hanging upside down by its legs.

 

“It had been … Continue reading…

The East Norfolk branch of the RSPCA wants to encourage more people to support them with a regular donation.

Last year, the branch rehomed nearly 200 animals including almost 160 cats, 13 dogs and nine  rabbits.

The vast majority of those were brought in by inspectors because they had been abandoned, or were injured or had been ill-treated.

Taking care of traumatised animals is very costly, as they often need a lot of time and patience as well as medical … Continue reading…

Two RSPCA inspectors waded into the water of a frozen pond in Suffolk to help a stricken swan that had discarded fishing hooks embedded in its beak and neck.

The injured swan was reported to the RSPCA’s national control centre by a concerned member of the public who spotted the injured bird near Mill Tye, in Great Cornard, near Sudbury, on Wednesday morning (16 Jan).

RSPCA inspectors Jason Finch and Nicola Thorne donned their dry suits and waded into the … Continue reading…

Monday 12 November 2012

Staff at East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk are bracing themselves for another busy winter – heralded by the arrival of their first grey seal pup.

The grey seal season is now moving into full swing and as a result there will be a large number of grey seal pups born along the coast in the coming days and weeks.

However, the RSPCA is reminding people that if they see a seal pup on its own … Continue reading…