A tawny owl who was left completely covered in soot after he got stuck inside a wood burner has been rescued by the RSPCA.

The bird was rescued by an RSPCA inspector after a concerned homeowner contacted the animal charity about the bird’s plight on Sunday evening (19 November).

Inspector Kate Parker went to the house in Criftins, in Ellesmere, Shropshire, to rescue the bird.

She said: “The owl was completely trapped inside the flue of the wood burner and … Continue reading…

An owl who was rescued hanging from a tree by fishing litter is on the mend after being treated with steam from a KETTLE.

The tawny owl had gotten tangled in discarded fishing line 10 metres up a in a tree in Green Lane, Walsall, on Thursday 9 November. West Midlands Fire Service attended and requested the assistance of the RSPCA to rescue the stricken bird.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Cat Strawford said: “We don’t know for sure how long … Continue reading…

A film about much-loved Belgian detective Poirot is currently smashing the box office – and now the RSPCA has a kitten in its care who shows a striking resemblance to the moustached sleuth.

Four-month-old kitten Tasha is at the RSPCA’s Birmingham Animal Centre, after being found wandering the streets as a stray, with an injury to her eye.

Amazingly, the black and white fur on her face resembles the handlebar moustache which is the trademark of Hercule Poirot.

Emma Finnimore, … Continue reading…

An RSPCA centre is appealing for homes for three pairs of best buddy cats who can’t bear to be apart.

The trio of cats – Lionel and Poppy, Perdi and Hilda, and Lopez and Charlie – have all been at the RSPCA’s Gonsal Farm animal centre, in Dorrington, Shropshire, for three months.

Sadly, they have little interest from potential adopters since being available for rehoming.

Ryan Traynor, cattery supervisor at Gonsal Farm, said: “All of these cats have been through … Continue reading…

A dog who made an amazing recovery after being starved and abandoned is still patiently waiting for a new home – after being constantly overlooked by potential adopters at an RSPCA centre.

Hollie, a ten-year-old mastiff-cross, came into the RSPCA’s Gonsal Farm animal centre, in Dorrington, Shropshire, in April after being abandoned by her previous owner at a house in the West Midlands.

When Hollie was rescued, all of her ribs were showing and she had an eye infection. She … Continue reading…