Literary talent search proves a great success for 11-year-old Nicola Eldridge from a small village near Bedford.

Young Nicola Eldridge, 11, is one of the proud winners of the RSPCA animal action 2013 Write on! competition – sponsored by Collins School Dictionary – and the proud owner of a new Dell Inspiron laptop computer. The judges read hundreds of stories and had a tough time deciding the winners in each of three age categories, with Nicola’s canine commentary Race Continue reading…


We’ve just learnt that the mother cat who seemed very stressed by the incident with her babies disappearing down the cavity wall is in fact almost blind.

She and her kittens are in foster care and as she had an upset tummy she was taken to a vet who examined her and realised that even though she is a young cat she has cataracts in both eyes and can only discern light and dark

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Four newborn kittens have had a lucky escape after falling down the gap in a cavity wall in a bungalow in Kirby Cross in Frinton-on-sea.

The owners of the bungalow, Sue and Brian Davie, alerted the RSPCA after hearing the cries of the kittens. Their ginger mother was located in the loft and it was clear that she had given birth but her offspring were nowhere to be seen.

RSPCA Inspector Sarah Elmy said:

“We could hear the kittens

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The RSPCA’s East Winch wildlife centre is looking after a seal found on Felixstowe beach entangled in fishing line and with a big wound on the back of its head.


A member of the public cut the netting off the juvenile
Grey seal after it was found on the beach at Langard Point yesterday (Wednesday 13 March).RSPCA animal collection officer Kate Cornforth who stretchered the injured seal off the beach and took it to East Winch said:



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The RSPCA is again warning against the dangerous practice of tethering horses after one of the charity’s inspectors carried out a heroic rescue of a pony which was dangling by his neck off a cliff in Suffolk.


RSPCA Inspector Nicky Thorne was called out last night (1 March) to the incident at Pontins Pakefield Holiday Park in Lowestoft.  She walked along the beach with her torch, trying to locate the horse and then, shining her torch upwards, she saw … Continue reading…