The RSPCA is urging caution on the roads after a peacock got stuck in the grille of a car.

We were called very early on Tuesday morning (20 May) after the bird was discovered caught in the front of the vehicle in Peterlee Road in Cowley, Oxford.

Unfortunately, he was so badly injured by the accident that he had to put to sleep to end his suffering. It is not known how long he was stuck there but he was … Continue reading…


Our inspectors and welfare officers have helped save the lives of thousands of animals this year. In March alone we took almost 100,000 calls from the public asking for help.

It has been a particularly busy year for us and our national call centre has received 26,000 more calls in the first five months of the year, compared to 2013.

With rescues ranging from the daring and dramatic to the weird and wonderful every day is different for our … Continue reading…


Our inspectors are appealing for witnesses after two teenage boys were seen throwing a black and white cat over an 8ft high fence.

The boys were walking along a pathway behind homes in Shetcliffe Lane, in Bradford when they were caught on CCTV. They picking the cat up by the scruff of the neck and hurling her to some dogs on the other side of the garden fence.

Luckily, although she was left severely shaken after the ordeal the … Continue reading…

We were called on Monday 5 May about four year-old Bailey, who was found with a dislocated leg near Sainsbury’s supermarket in Howard Road in Grays.

It is suspected that Bailey had been run over and then left. He was lying down, unable to walk, panting heavily and there was blood all up his back legs.

RSPCA animal collection officer Anna Glozier said: “He was clearly suffering when I arrived, the poor little thing – it was heartbreaking.

“I suspect … Continue reading…

A horse rescued by the RSPCA is enjoying a fantastic new life with the Riding for the Disabled Association.

 Daisy was found in a field near Tiverton, Devon in May 2012 and was suffering from severe laminitis, an incredibly painful foot problem which can be debilitating if left untreated. She was found with another horse who sadly died but incredibly Daisy made a steady recovery.

She spent a year in private boarding and at RSPCA Lockwood – a specialist equine … Continue reading…