The RSPCA is urging people to think carefully before buying exotic pets after two snakes and an iguana were found abandoned in a similar area.

The two snakes – a corn snake and a young carpet python – were found in a small box together at the disused Coalbrookdale train station, in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, on Saturday (August 15).

The iguana was found in a shoebox in a park near Kent Road, Wolverhampton, on Sunday (August 16). He was missing part … Continue reading…

May Hill horses

The RSPCA is appealing for more information after a young filly and a gelding were left stranded with one of the horses on the brink of death on May Hill Common earlier this month.

Two RSPCA inspectors attended the picturesque area near Huntley known for its beautiful walks to investigate and found the colourful filly and grey gelding in a pitiful state. Locals confirmed that the pair were not owned and had been dumped at the site.

One of the … Continue reading…

Adopt me

Anne, a rescue staffie from the RSPCA’s Bristol Dogs and Cats Home, has just two wishes this summer – to find her perfect forever home and to meet the entire herd of Shauns scattered across Bristol’s famous Shaun in the City trail.

Like many other people this summer, Anne is keen to tick off all of the 70 spectacular Shauns dotted around the city. She has already had her picture taken with many of the sheep, and plans to visit … Continue reading…

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after two injured Hermann tortoises were abandoned by their owner outside the doors of Marwell Zoo in Winchester.

Marwell Zoo reported the incident to the RSPCA on Thursday 2 July after finding the two tortoises dumped in a container outside the entrance to the attraction. Both reptiles were found to have a cracked and bleeding shell and the pair were rushed to a vet in Fair Oak for treatment before being taken to a … Continue reading…

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A domestic white goose who was literally ‘sold down the river’ by her previous owner has been rescued by the RSPCA with the help of a group of men in canoes after being left with nasty injuries caused by fishing litter left on the River Wye.

The goose, believed to have been callously dumped some weeks ago, was reported to the RSPCA after it was seen struggling with an injured leg.

Once the goose had been brought to shore, she … Continue reading…