The RSPCA is appealing for information after two thin dogs in a neglected state were found in an isolated country road in Hertfordshire.

The spaniel-type dogs were found by a woman who was driving in Friendless Lane, Flamstead, on Thursday evening last week (16 March). Both dogs had matted fur and were covered in faeces.

They were taken to a vet, where they were both on IV fluids for two days. They’re now in the care of the RSPCA’s Southridge … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to put sports netting away after a fox was rescued when he got tangled in a football net at a school in Hertfordshire.

The young fox was freed from the netting at a school in Berry Lane, Rickmansworth, on Thursday (16 March).

When Animal Collection Officer Grace Mead arrived, the fox was struggling to free himself. After the netting was carefully cut away, the uninjured fox was released back into the wild.

Grace said: “Sadly … Continue reading…

An RSPCA inspector dealt with a job with a sting in its tail – after a stowaway scorpion hid in a suitcase and travelled 5,400 miles from Mexico to Buckinghamshire.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by a holidaymaker who discovered the tiny critter – just 2cm long – while unpacking her suitcase after a break to the country.

The scorpion was contained at the house in Wellesbourne Crescent, in High Wycombe, and picked up by RSPCA inspector Rachel Smith, … Continue reading…

A cat was rescued from the top of a house in High Wycombe after getting stuck on the chimney stack of a house for two days.

Betty’s worried owner contacted the RSPCA after unsuccessfully trying to encourage her down from the house in White House Lane.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Kate Wright attended, on Sunday (4 March). She said: “Betty was very much stuck up there and the only way we could get her down safely was with the assistance … Continue reading…

A curious cat which had been missing for four days was rescued by the RSPCA – after getting trapped in the eaves of a house.

The owners of tabby Sparrow were left worried after she did not return home. Meanwhile, their next-door neighbours – unaware that Sparrow was missing – were left bewildered by a cat meowing, but couldn’t figure out where it was coming from.

Believing it might be coming from inside their roof, they went up in the … Continue reading…