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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…

In the midst of the looming Statutory Instrument debate on Wednesday, the Hunting Act is still doing the important job of bringing those to justice those who have committed crimes against Britain’s wildlife.  

Last Friday saw the successful prosecution of three men who were found to be illegally hunting in Herefordshire. Alan Hill (D.O.B. 06.12.60), James Smith (D.O.B. 02. 04.93) and Jack Hudd (D.O.B. 18.05.94) were stopped by the police last year in the middle of the night whilst driving … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead dog was found dumped in a ditch near Morrison’s supermarket in Totton – a spot known for having major fly-tipping problems.

The female, adult Staffordshire bull terrier had not been microchipped, making it difficult to identify exactly where she has come from. It is not yet known how the dog died or came to have been dumped in the ditch on Mansergh Walk in Totton, and the RSPCA is asking anyone … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s West Hatch Animal Centre in Taunton is launching an urgent appeal for a special foster carer for a collie with a sad past who is now desperate for a temporary home to call her own after reaching breaking point in kennels.   

The tri-colour pure border collie who cannot be named for legal reasons came into the care of the RSPCA as part of an ongoing court case and is struggling with kennel life so much that it is … Continue reading…

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The RSPCA is appealing to find the owner of a trap after a domestic cat got caught and injured by one in Cheltenham.

Steven Davies, the RSPCA animal welfare officer who helped the cat, said: “It was quite a sight to behold – the cat was found by a member of the public wandering down the road with this huge mechanical trap on his head and was clearly in distress.

“The cat was taken to the vets where he was … Continue reading…