The RSPCA is issuing a warning about the dangers of netting to wildlife after a terrified buck became entangled in some which had been left discarded.

 

A member of the public spotted the “distressed” deer with his head and antlers in a twisted tangle of plastic netting at the side of Castle Bytham Road in Swayfield, Lincolnshire, on Wednesday.

 

RSPCA Inspector Andy Bostock rushed to the scene to help the terrified animal which was running around in circles … Continue reading…

Three Cockapoo puppies dumped in Wetherby just over a week ago are doing well in RSPCA care.

 

The two females, Olive (left) and Emmy (middle), and male, Gus (right), were found by a member of the public on a bridle track off Deerstone Ridge on Sunday 6 May.

 

Luckily, he managed to catch them and put them in his garden until an RSPCA officer could get there.

 

RSPCA inspector Kris Walker said: “As well as being very … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre is preparing for its annual baby bird boom, with the arrival of six orphaned tawny owlets in the last week.

Every year around May time, Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire, sees an increase in the number of baby birds admitted after being found orphaned or out of their nest.

However, often the baby birds are brought in by well-meaning members of the public who believe the bird genuinely needs help – when they could … Continue reading…

Every wildlife assistant at Stapeley Grange must be capable of caring for any wildlife species that arrives at the centre, however its staff also have specialist knowledge of certain species. Jenny Derbyshire plays a leading role in rehabilitating badger cubs and is the ‘go-to person’ for all things badgers. Here she talks about her role, which has its challenges – but is always worthwhile.

At Stapeley Grange, I have what I believe to be the amazing role of rehabilitating badger … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three Cockapoo puppies were found in Wetherby in a ‘terrible state’.

 

The puppies – two females, who have been named Olive (left) and Emmy (middle), and one male, who has been named Gus (right) – were found by a member of the public on a bridle track off Deerstone Ridge on Sunday morning (6 May).

 

Luckily, he managed to catch them and put them in his garden until an RSPCA officer … Continue reading…