The dangers fishing litter pose to wildlife has been highlighted in Conwy, after RSPCA Cymru rescued an exhausted gull who had a hook through its beak.

Found on the shore of Conwy town on Sunday 20 November, the young black backed gull was also struggling with fishing line wrapped around its body, preventing the bird from flying.

Rescued in an exhausted state, the line and hook were removed from the gull with the recovery process now continuing in RSPCA care…. Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer was called after reports of a baby crocodile being spotted at the side of a road in Cheshire – which turned out to be a realistic-looking plastic toy.

The animal welfare charity were contacted after the crocodile-like shape was spotted at the side of the A54, near Oakmere Road, in Winsford, on Friday (9 September).

Animal Collection Officer Lauren Bradshaw said when she arrived and saw the figure, she too thought initially that it was alive as … Continue reading…

The RSPCA was called to rescue an unexpected visitor at Hertfordshire County Council’s offices – a tiny bat who had become trapped in a stairwell.

The animal welfare charity received the call on Thursday (8 September) from a member of staff at the council building in Pegs Lane, to report the stranded pipistrelle bat which was unable to get out due to a lack of windows.

When RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Kate Wright arrived, she found the bat – who … Continue reading…

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The RSPCA is encouraging people to be alert and help local wildlife after a badger walked into a cobblers in Reading in broad daylight last week.

RSPCA inspector Nikki Denham was called to Caversham Cobblers on Bridge Street in Reading city centre last Friday (1 July). Staff were shocked at the rather unusual looking customer, as the male badger just walked right in off of the street at around 6pm and went and hid in a dark corner of the … Continue reading…

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The RSPCA has launched an investigation after an iguana was found abandoned in a local Winchester park last Friday (10 June) with a severely broken leg.

A member of the public found the lizard in the public park on Cromwell Road in the Stanmore area of the town and took him home in a plastic container before the RSPCA came to pick him up.

RSPCA inspector Jan Edwards said: “I noticed straight away that the poor thing was limping and … Continue reading…