An RSPCA officer has rescued a sick guillemot whilst off-duty and walking his dogs in Hartlepool. 

 

Animal collection officer Shane Lynn was out with rescue dogs Bella and Belle yesterday lunchtime (Monday 20 April) when he spotted the stricken seabird floating on the water, struggling to keep his head up.

 

Shane said: “I was at Seaton Carew Beach giving the dogs their daily exercise when I saw the bird.

 

“It was pretty clear he wasn’t alright, he … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat’s body was discovered skewered, burned, and sitting on top of a disposable barbecue in Doncaster.

 

The cat was found in an alleyway opposite the shops on Beckett Road, Wheatley, on Thursday morning (16 April).

 

RSPCA Inspector Tamsin Drysdale said: “The person who found the cat said she had a skewer through her body and was laying on the top of a disposable barbecue.

 

“She was so badly burned … Continue reading…

An injured swan who was spotted wobbling around and unable to stand properly has been rescued in Spalding, Lincolnshire. 

 

The RSPCA was called by a concerned animal-lover after they came across the swan at around 5.30pm on Tuesday (14 April) and RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Donna Smith went straight to the location on Two Plank Lane.

 

The swan was on the towpath beside the river when Donna got there.

She said: “The swan didn’t move off when I … Continue reading…

A duckling has been rescued after becoming trapped in a storm drain in Durham. 

 

The RSPCA was called at around 9.30pm on Saturday night (11 April) and an officer went straight out to Caterhouse Road.

 

RSPCA Inspector Kaye Forsyth said: “I got there fairly quickly as I was only 10 minutes away from the location.

“The duckling had been with its mother and siblings and had fallen down a drain on the housing estate.

“Unfortunately, the duckling’s mother … Continue reading…

Three wild baby rabbits showed their gratitude at being rescued by snuggling together in a perfect heart shape.

 

The tiny trio had been plucked to safety by a member of the public moments before they were due to be fed to ferrets after their mum was killed by a dog. 

 

The RSPCA was called to Bishop Auckland, County Durham, by a shocked animal lover on Easter Sunday (12 April).

 

RSPCA Inspector Krissy Raine said: “A member of … Continue reading…