Twenty-one cockerels have been rescued after being abandoned in Northumberland.

 

The birds were dumped in a wooded area just off the A1, near the village of Belford.

 

Nineteen of the birds were caught by RSPCA staff and caring members of the public on Friday 10 January.

 

RSPCA inspector Trevor Walker said: “We had a call about a large number of cockerels that had been dumped.

 

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A snake ‘wreaked havoc’ in a hotel room* in Doncaster on New Year’s Eve. 

 

The RSPCA was called about the kingsnake – which is a species commonly kept as a pet – at about 6pm after someone had checked into the hotel, gone to their room and discovered the reptile.

RSPCA inspector Sara Jordan said: “Staff were alerted and went to the room, saw the snake, closed and put towels up against the door and promptly called us!

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The RSPCA has rescued a seal pup who managed to find his way to Tattershall Castle in Lincoln.

 

It’s thought the young grey seal had come down the weir and climbed up the bank before trying to get into a small dyke.

He was spotted by a family walking their dogs on Boxing Day, and they called the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Kate Burris said: “It was definitely unexpected to be contacted about a seal pup at Tattershall Castle!

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A kitten has been rescued by the RSPCA after being found in an industrial bin in Durham. 

 

The 10-week-old tortie and white female was heard meowing by a member of the public the day before she was found on Friday (20 December).

 

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Shane Lynn got to the scene, in an alley off Providence Row, at 4.45pm. He said: “It seems incredibly unlikely that this kitten got into the bin on her own.

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An RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire has had a record year in the number of hedgehog admissions, with more than 897 being treated at the centre in 2019*.

RSPCA Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, has seen a  47% increase in the number of hedgehogs at the London Road centre since last year. (See table below for number of hedgehog admissions to Stapeley Grange since 2009.)

Lee Stewart, manager of Stapeley Grange, said: “The number of hedgehogs we have been caring for … Continue reading…