A hedgehog was rescued by the RSPCA after getting stuck between two railings in Buckinghamshire.

A member of the public contacted the charity after seeing the struggling hedgehog in Back Lane, in Great Missenden, on the evening of Sunday, 8 October.

Animal Collection Officer Grace Mead attended, and when she arrived she realised that the only way to get the hedgehog free was to cut through the thin bars with wire cutters.

Grace said: “The poor hedgehog had got his … Continue reading…

A dog was left looking sheepish after he got trapped down a disused badger sett – and had to be rescued by the RSPCA and Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Alvin, a nine-year-old Jack Russell terrier, was on a walk with his owner in woods behind Letchfield, in Ley Hill, Chesham, when he came across a hole in the ground.

When his owner Caron Cullen turned round, the pooch couldn’t be seen – but he could be heard whimpering.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found shot more than EIGHT times in the Birling, West Malling Kent.

Poor KC was shot sometime during Tuesday night (26 September) and Wednesday (27 September) morning.  He was shot from a number of different directions and x-rays showed that the pellets had entered him in his head, torso and hip.

It was initially believed that there were even more pellets inside him, but a total of eight have been … Continue reading…

The RSPCA Hertfordshire East Branch is in desperate need of volunteers to fill a number of roles which will help to support sick and injured animals in need in the county.

The branch is a separately registered charity from the national RSPCA and provides much needed animal welfare services to animals in East Hertfordshire. Services include rehoming, paying for veterinary treatment, fostering and providing welfare assistance and advice.

Much of the vital animal welfare work carried out is only possible … Continue reading…


The RSPCA Enfield Cattery is currently inundated with scores of cats of all ages including mums and kittens which need to be cared for by a fosterer.

Already this year the cattery has taken in some 200 cats and kittens.

The foster periods will be short and long term, but the cattery will need people to be available for a minimum of eight weeks.

The RSPCA is ideally looking for foster parents who have a spare room in their home, … Continue reading…