21.06.13

A hedgehog had a lucky escape after falling down a 12 foot hole on a building site.

We were called after the prickly animal got stuck down the deep man-made cavity in Faversham, Kent on the 6 June. The hedgehog had tried to make his own escape by digging a bigger hole but had no way out without help.

Animal Collection Officer Brian Milligan said he would normally use a ladder to climb down and rescue the animal but … Continue reading…

20.06.13

We are appealing for information after three herring gulls were shot with an airgun in a Cumbrian town.

The birds were found on Church Street in St Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria with several air gun pellets scattered around them last Wednesday (12 June). Two had died, and a third was badly injured and taken to a vet for treatment.

Bits of bread were also found nearby, which is thought to have been used to attract the birds to a spot Continue reading…

17.06.13

A baby polecat is in our care after being found without his mum in a field in Somerset.

The tiny-young kit is thought to be just a few weeks old and was found alone, hungry and trembling in an exposed spot near our West Hatch Animal Centre near Taunton last Thursday, 6 June.

He had become separated from his mum and was unlikely to survive on his own. Luckily he was spotted by supervisor Anastasia Rosenberg, who lives on … Continue reading…

15.06.13

We appealing for information after a pony was shot in the face in a callous and brutal act of animal cruelty.

Bambi, a ten-year-old chestnut mare, was shot in the nose with a 20 inch bolt arrow, most likely fired from a crossbow.

The injured pony was spotted by a concerned member of the public on Monday, 10 June, at around 7pm in her field near Broad Car Road, Hoyland, Barnsley.

The member of the public contacted us, and … Continue reading…

14.06.13

This year’s Appleby Horse Fair has been the most successful ever from an animal welfare point of view, with fewer incidents and fewer warnings than ever before. 

It comes as the annual Gypsy and Traveller event, which started on Thursday, 6 June, ends for another year.

RSPCA Chief Inspector Rob Melloy said:

“We’ve seen a different fair this year, it has to be said. The atmosphere has been positive throughout, with a lot of people coming to speak to

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