A baby otter has been rescued by the RSPCA after he was found in a garden in Leighton Buzzard – half a kilometer away from the nearest river.

It’s not known how the otter managed to find his way to the garden, in Southcott Village, but when he was found on Tuesday evening (2 January) he looked disorientated.

Thankfully he was not injured, however due to him being so young he was taken to a wildlife hospital where he will … Continue reading…

An RSPCA rehoming centre which is used to dealing with underweight cats is looking for a home for a cat at the other end of the scale – one who has been overfed!

The cat, who has been named Sergeant Harry Tubbs – or Harry for short – weighs a whopping 9.9kg, which is twice the weight of an average cat.

He was signed over into the RSPCA’s care after his previous owner could no longer care for him.

Harry … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two thin dogs in a neglected state were found in an isolated country road in Hertfordshire.

The spaniel-type dogs were found by a woman who was driving in Friendless Lane, Flamstead, on Thursday evening last week (16 March). Both dogs had matted fur and were covered in faeces.

They were taken to a vet, where they were both on IV fluids for two days. They’re now in the care of the RSPCA’s Southridge … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after seven hamsters were dumped in a cage at the side of a residential street in Luton.

The Chinese hamsters were found by a member of the public in Milliners Way on Friday evening (16 December). An RSPCA officer took them to the charity’s Southridge Animal Centre, but one sadly died shortly afterwards as he was so poorly.

The remaining six have been named Rudolph, Blitzen, Prancer, Vixen, Dancer and Comet after Santa’s reindeers…. Continue reading…

Five kittens have been rescued by the RSPCA after they were dumped under a pile of rubbish in a skip in Luton.

The kittens, all tabbies aged around four weeks old, were found in a box in the skip at Shires Waste, in Toddington Road, by a member of staff working for the skip company on Thursday last week (15 September).

RSPCA inspector Mel Fisher said: “These kittens are very lucky to be alive, as the skips are usually tipped … Continue reading…