A baby otter has been rescued by the RSPCA after he was found in a garden in Leighton Buzzard – half a kilometer away from the nearest river.

It’s not known how the otter managed to find his way to the garden, in Southcott Village, but when he was found on Tuesday evening (2 January) he looked disorientated.

Thankfully he was not injured, however due to him being so young he was taken to a wildlife hospital where he will … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was seen being thrown from a bridge in Wirral.

A member of the public rescued the dog – a male border terrier – after witnessing him being thrown from a bridge in Lingham Lane, Moreton, onto wasteland below on New Year’s Day.

The dog is now in the RSPCA’s care, where staff have nicknamed him Milo. Sadly Milo isn’t microchipped so the RSPCA is hoping the public will be able to … Continue reading…

A dog who was found wandering the streets with his jaw hanging off after being used for badger baiting is ending 2017 on a high after finding a loving new home.

Herbie the lurcher was rescued by the RSPCA in August this year when he was found straying in Warrington. The injuries to his face were so severe that he had to undergo reconstruction surgery to rebuild his jaw.

He was put up for rehoming at the RSPCA’s Macclesfield branch, … Continue reading…

There are always presents to wrap, people to see and turkeys to cook over the busy festive period – but just be aware of the hidden hazards which could ruin your pet’s Christmas.

The RSPCA is urging pet-owners to be prepared for any emergencies which arise over Christmas – and to ensure that the festive time is as non-stressful as possible for our fluffy friends.

From toxic foods, the dangers of decorations and keeping your pet calm among the Christmas … Continue reading…

A man who pinned two kittens to the floor and beat them to death has been jailed for 20 weeks.

Aaron Jay Barker, aged 26, of Songthrush Avenue, in Basford, Nottingham, was found guilty yesterday (Tuesday 19 December) of causing unnecessary suffering to the two kittens following a two-day trial at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

The court case heard evidence from an RSPCA inspector who investigated the case, and from vet experts.

The prosecution was brought by the RSPCA after Barker … Continue reading…