03.03.14

We have awarded medals to marines and firefighters for their role in the daring rescue of a pony from a clifftop.

Five Royal Marines and three members of the Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service were presented with gallantry medals for saving the pony which had tumbled 80 feet down a cliff in February last year 2013.

Rope rescue teams and two Royal Marine crafts swung into action when the wild Dartmoor pony was spotted on a precarious ledge over … Continue reading…

28.02.14

We have welcomed reports that the pilot badger cull have been proved to be inhumane as well as ineffective. We are calling for plans to roll the cull out further to now be dropped.

The Independent Expert Panel report shows pilot culls in Gloucestershire and Somerset proved once and for all that the badger cull is not the answer to the problems of bovine TB in cattle.

We have always warned against using the free-shooting method used during the … Continue reading…

27.02.14

The first batch of the tidal orphan seal pups were yesterday (26 February) released back into the wild following weeks of rehabilitation.

A total of eight pups were released back to the sea at Winterton on Sea, Norfolk – to the delight of staff and volunteers at our East Winch Wildlife Centre.

The centre has been caring for a staggering 101 pups since December following one of the biggest rescue projects we have ever seen.

The seal pups, … Continue reading…

26.02.14

We are appealing for the owner of a cat found in Redditch to contact us.

The white cat, named Snowy, was found in a garden in Ash Tree Road on Monday 24 February.She was collected by us after a resident managed to confine her in their summerhouse.

Snowy had been seen in the area for some time, but she had developed a very sore looking ear wound which prompted a resident to contact us.

The cat, thought to be … Continue reading…

25.02.14

We have welcomed an unexpected visitor after a beaver was found trapped under a car in Cliffsend, Kent.

The adult beaver was discovered sheltering from the bad weather under the vehicle by a member of the public on Thursday (February 20).

RSPCA Thanet centre manager Clive Martin was called to collect the large rodent in a dog crate before transporting him to the animal centre. An inspector subsequently took him on to Wildwood Trust for specialised care.

It is … Continue reading…