A horse who had got her legs stuck over the edge of a footbridge in a Derbyshire field was brought to safety in a joint rescue operation between the RSPCA and the local fire service.

A man spotted the horse in trouble on Tuesday morning (27 September) while he was walking his dog in fields off Park Mill Drive, in Alfreton.

RSPCA’s Chief Inspector for Derbyshire, Simon Parker, who attended the rescue with Animal Welfare Officer Andy Sowden, said: “There … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the decomposed bodies of four cats were found in bin bags in some woods in a Derbyshire town.

A member of the public made the discovery in the woods in Nottingham Lane, Riddings, on Tuesday (19 April) and contacted the police, who contacted the RSPCA.

Two of the cats – one a tabby and the other possibly a tortoiseshell – were wearing black and white collars. Also found were a skull and bones … Continue reading…