17.11.13

A baby seal rescued from a surf beach in Jersey has made a flying visit to one of our wildlife centres.

Wilson the grey seal, thought to be just a couple of weeks old, was flown by plane from Jersey to Southampton last week and then brought to the Mallydams Wood Wildlife Centre near Hastings for treatment and care.

He was spotted being thrown back into the sea by a member of the public on Saturday 4 November in … Continue reading…

16.11.13

We are warning motorists to watch out for deer on the roads after a flood of calls about tragic accidents such as a deer who got stuck in a car grille.

Deer-related road accidents are at a peak at this time of year, when darker dusk clashes with rush hour on the roads due to the clocks going back, and the rutting season causes greater movement of deer.

We have received 198 calls about road accidents involving deer since … Continue reading…

15.11.13

Four of our rescue horses found new homes at Your Horse Live last weekend (9 and 10 November) when we took horses and ponies to the event for the first time.

We took four animals from our Gonsal Farm Equine Centre near Shrewsbury to the event at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.  Our equine officers spent two very busy days answering enquiries and providing information at the Norbrook Rescue Village, alongside other equine charities.

Two of the horses that charmed visitors … Continue reading…

15.11.13

A seal rescued by us from a marina in Suffolk last week has sadly died after a fish hook was found in his stomach.

The male common seal was spotted at Beccles quay – about 10 miles inland – in an underweight, lethargic and disorientated state.

After a couple of attempts at rescue, a team of four of our inspectors succeeded in catching the large mammal and putting him on a stretcher on Wednesday (6 November) so he could … Continue reading…

14.11.13

We are appealing for information after four dead cats were found in separate plastic bags, dumped in a playing field at Broxtowe, Nottingham.

The bodies were discovered on the morning of Sunday 10 November, in Woodfield Park Recreation Ground, Woodfield Road, Broxtowe, Nottingham.

The four adult cats had been individually placed in Morrisons plastic shopping bags.

They were found by a member of the public who contacted us.

RSPCA Inspector Tina McAdam attended the incident and took the bodies … Continue reading…