The RSPCA is urging people to look out for wildlife while driving – after a motorist mowed down three ducklings while an inspector and members of the public were trying to rescue their siblings from a drain.

RSPCA inspector Claire Fisher, and the three members of the public who were helping her, were left horrified when the female driver ploughed into the ducklings in Derby Road, Widnes, on Sunday 25 June.

Inspector Fisher said: “When I arrived there, the ducklings’ … Continue reading…

Four stunning sparrowhawk chicks have been rescued by RSPCA Cymru, after the “balls of fluff” were found on the ground in Llanelli, away from their nesting place.

A member of the public found the chicks on Wednesday (28 June), putting them in a cardboard box and confining them, before they were collected by the RSPCA.

The cute chicks were provided temporary care by the charity in a heated cage, fed with zoolyte, before being transported to a specialist wildlife facility … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has urged the public not to discard litter after an inspector was called to rescue a victim of rubbish – a cat with a tin of dog food stuck on her head.

Inspector Heather Morris was contacted on Sunday last week (18 June) after a member of the public spotted the puss in a spot of bother in Queensway, Winsford.

The black and white cat had got her head wedged inside the dog food can and couldn’t get … Continue reading…

A kitten just weeks old was safely rescued after falling down a pipe and getting tightly wedged behind a wall in a shop.

A customer who was visiting the DIY shop in Bristol Road South, in Northfield, Birmingham, contacted the RSPCA and West Midlands Fire Service after hearing the distressing meows of the kitten, on Tuesday last week (13 June).

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Vic Hurr attended, and alongside the fire service they managed to cut the wall and bring … Continue reading…

A plucky kitten which had got herself wedged 8ft up a chimney was freed after a four-hour rescue operation between the RSPCA and Merseyside Fire Service.

Lola’s worried owner contacted the RSPCA after hearing the kitten making noises inside the chimney.

She had not long been adopted by her owner and, feeling timid in her new home, sought a place to hide – behind the fireplace.

“From there, she had somehow managed to climb inside the chimney – about 8ft … Continue reading…