A badger was rescued by the RSPCA after falling down a five-metre drop into an empty septic tank.

The mammal was spotted running around the bottom of the tank, at Thames Water, in Aldenham, Watford, on the morning of Friday, 19 August.

It is not known how long he had been there, but as badgers are nocturnal and there were no steps or alternative means of exit, it is thought it must have been since at least the night before…. 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…

The RSPCA is reminding people about the dangers football netting can pose to wildlife after a badger got so entangled he had to be rescued.

The badger was spotted by a member of the public on Monday (5 October) morning at a school in Wolverhampton.

Two officers from the RSPCA worked together to free her before she was taken to Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich. She was also found to have wounds to her face.

Once at Stapeley, it … Continue reading…

MPs agree roll out of pilot badger cull should be stopped

13.03.14

We are delighted MPs have at last seen sense and voted overwhelmingly to stop the roll out of the pilot badger culls.

The animal welfare charity has always maintained the badger cull was not just inhumane but would also be an ineffective way of controlling the spread of bovine TB.

Roll out of the scheme would have been a farce

It has been reported that the Independent Expert … Continue reading…

25.02.14

We have welcomed an unexpected visitor after a beaver was found trapped under a car in Cliffsend, Kent.

The adult beaver was discovered sheltering from the bad weather under the vehicle by a member of the public on Thursday (February 20).

RSPCA Thanet centre manager Clive Martin was called to collect the large rodent in a dog crate before transporting him to the animal centre. An inspector subsequently took him on to Wildwood Trust for specialised care.

It is … Continue reading…