A dog was left looking sheepish after he got trapped down a disused badger sett – and had to be rescued by the RSPCA and Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Alvin, a nine-year-old Jack Russell terrier, was on a walk with his owner in woods behind Letchfield, in Ley Hill, Chesham, when he came across a hole in the ground.

When his owner Caron Cullen turned round, the pooch couldn’t be seen – but he could be heard whimpering.

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​The RSPCA is urging pet-owners to be cautious after a cat died from eating slug pellets in Aylesbury.

The owner of the cat believes that her pet ingested the pellets near to her home in Webster Road on Wednesday 21 September. The cat was sadly put to sleep the following day as a result of the poisoning.

RSPCA inspector Lauren Bailey said: “This is a distressing incident which has left the cat’s owner devastated. This may have been a total … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is asking people to come forward with information after nine baby pet rats were dumped on a pile of sawdust at the side of a road in Buckinghamshire.

The rats, thought to be less than a couple of weeks old, were found on a grass verge in Fairmile, Aylesbury, on Wednesday (21 September).

RSPCA inspector Stephanie Law said that the rats’ chance of survival without their mum is very slim. She said: “They are so young and their … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a young terrier in a poor condition was found near a Buckinghamshire windmill.

The male white-and-tan dog, thought to be aged around one, was found by a couple walking near Brill Windmill, in South Hills, Aylesbury, on Monday (4 April) afternoon. He had no collar or lead.

The RSPCA’s Chief Inspector for Buckinghamshire, Rob Hartley, said: “The two people who found him waited with him for an hour to see if any owners … Continue reading…

In the 700 days Bia has been in the RSPCA’s care, she has seen hundreds of dogs come and go – but the friendly Staffordshire bull terrier is still looking for someone to adopt her as their own.

Three-year-old Bia arrived in the RSPCA’s care in 2014 as a puppy after she was found in a severely neglected state in a back garden.

Now she is at the RSPCA’s Blackberry Farm animal centre, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, where staff have tried … Continue reading…