RSPCA inspector called to rescue a sheep stuck in a muddy dyke and ended up to his elbows in mud

RSPCA Inspector David Grant received a call from a worried member of the public who had spotted the sheep which was stuck up to her shoulders in the muddy dyke.

Inspector Grant waded into the mud, despite only having a pair of wellies to protect him.

He said: “I currently have a hire vehicle as my RSPCA van is in … Continue reading…

RSPCA called to collect a stray tortoise “marching” across a golf course in Surrey

The RSPCA is appealing to find the owner of a tortoise who managed to find his way onto a golf course at Walton on Thames.


The tortoise was spotted by some golfers and the groundsman from Burhill Golf Club contacted the RSPCA on Friday, 7 July.

RSPCA Inspector Joanne Bowling attended and collected the Hermann’s tortoise which was transferred to the care of RSPCA exotics … Continue reading…

Mystery over how mum became covered in engine oil

Staff at the RSPCA East Winch Wildlife Centre in Norfolk are currently caring for a mother duck who managed to get herself drenched in engine oil.

The duck and her four ducklings were regular visitors to the grounds of Swaffham Veterinary Centre in Tower Meadows, Swaffham.

taff there had even made her a makeshift pool where she could take a dip when she visited, and the family were a regular sight … Continue reading…

A leading RSPCA vet is warning cat owners who live in flats to be aware their felines could be at risk of high-rise syndrome.

The warning comes as the RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital and Harmsworth Memorial Hospital both had to treat two recent cases of young cats who had both fallen from high rise blocks of flats in London.

Little Beatrice, and Saba who is just 11 weeks old, both had to have a leg amputated after they fell from … Continue reading…

A dog is being treated by RSPCA vets after she was found dumped in a front garden in Orpington at the weekend, wearing veterinary bandages and a catheter in her leg.

Homeowners on Crofton Road in Orpington, Kent, were surprised to find the young/small Shepherd type dog with clear injuries sitting helplessly in their front garden on Saturday morning (8 July) around 7.30am.

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Anthony Pulfer rushed to the address.

He said: “The poor dog was clearly … Continue reading…