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…

Wednesday 27 February 2013


The RSPCA are outraged that the Government have ignored public, parliamentary, EU Commission and scientific opinion and announced that it will be going ahead with plans for badger cull this summer.


Plans for these pilot culls had been due to go ahead last autumn but were postponed but today (Wednesday 27 February) Defra issued a statement saying that the final licences had been granted and that the culls would go ahead from June. They … Continue reading…

A small female spaniel puppy has been found tied to a road sign on the lane leading to the RSPCA’s Block Fen animal centre near March in Cambridgeshire.

The chocolate-coloured spaniel was found by a dog walker tied to a metal ‘passing place’ sign by an oversized red slip lead.


She is about eight-weeks-old and is suffering from a hernia in her groin.


Jackie Williams, RSPCA manager of Block Fen animal centre, said: “We have called her Freya … Continue reading…

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.


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