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…

The RSPCA is trying to find the owner of a friendly lovebird rescued from the chimney of a house in Middlesbrough. 

 

The family who live at the property on Bradhope Road heard a noise behind their fireplace on Saturday morning (11 April) and found the little bird.

 

They managed to get the bird into a box and called the RSPCA.

 

RSPCA Inspector Krissy Raine said: “It was quite a surprise for the family to discover this cheeky … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two snakes were found in plastic boxes in Bridlington, East Yorkshire.

 

The snakes were discovered at a fly-tipping hotspot on Main Street, Boynton on Sunday (5 April), and the RSPCA was called yesterday (Monday 6 April).

 

RSPCA exotics officer Lucy Green said: “We don’t know whether these snakes were already dead or abandoned and left to die – one box had a hole in it so I would have thought if … Continue reading…

The RSPCA and officers from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have rescued a swan with a dog bite from a pond in Sheffield, to applause from local people.

 

The RSPCA attended Frecheville Pond just off Hopedale Road at around 5pm on Thursday afternoon (2 April) after a report that a swan had been attacked by a dog, and was injured. She was on an island with her mate, sitting on a nest of eggs.

 

RSPCA Inspector Sara Jordan … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a puppy was rescued with injuries thought to have been caused by being beaten.

 

A member of the public called the RSPCA about the puppy they’d bought with the change in their pocked from teenagers in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, after seeing it being mistreated in Sowerby Crescent at 1pm yesterday (Sunday 5 April).

 

The dog is described as a Patterdale terrier, and was aged around five-months-old. He wasn’t microchipped or wearing … Continue reading…