A collapsed baby deer was ‘brought back to life’ with an oxygen mask after being rescued from a raging moor fire by firefighters and the RSPCA. 

 

RSPCA inspector Daniel Bradshaw was called to moorland off Sand Lane, in Wroot, near Doncaster, on Wednesday afternoon (20 May) by fire crews who had been tackling the fire for three days. 

 

He said: “There were eight fire engines and crews on the scene from across Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire trying to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in Harwood, Bolton.

 

Three-year-old Edward had to be operated on to have the airgun pellet removed, and vets say he had ‘a lucky escape’, as the pellet just missed his vital organs.

 

His owner Angela Paxton-Taylor, who lives in Orchard Gardens, said: “It’s nearly two weeks since it happened and thankfully he’s recovering well.

 

“He was behaving strangely on the Saturday (2 May), and wouldn’t eat … Continue reading…

A hedgehog has been rescued and released back into the wild after becoming stuck 2ft down a drain in Rotherham. 

 

The RSPCA was called on Monday 20 April after a member of the public’s dogs alerted her to the trapped animal in the drain on Shelley Road. 

 

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Liz Braidley, who is also one of the RSPCA’s specialist wildlife officers, said: “He was about 2ft down the drain, so it was a difficult rescue as … Continue reading…

A swan has been fatally injured after being attacked by two dogs in Rotherham at the weekend. It is the third incident of its kind dealt with by RSPCA officers in South Yorkshire in the past few weeks. 

 

The RSPCA was called to Bolton Brick Pond in Bolton-upon-Dearne after the incident happened at around 8.30am on Saturday (25 April).

 

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Katie Hetherington, who attended, said: “The swan’s injuries were horrific, he had a very badly … Continue reading…

Staff at RSPCA Greater Manchester Animal Hospital in Salford are doing a 260km run, cycle and horse ride as part of the ‘2.6 Challenge’ starting this weekend. 

 

The London Marathon would have held its 40th annual event on Sunday (26 April) so a week-long fundraiser is kicking-off to help raise money for charities instead. Participants are being asked to do some kind of challenge around the number 2.6 or 26. 

 

Every year the marathon raises over £25,000 for … Continue reading…