The RSPCA is investigating after three alpacas were beaten to death on a farm in Buckinghamshire.

The owners of the alpacas, Lesley and Andrew Sapsford, have been left “heartbroken” after the attacks – and they are now worried for their remaining 80 alpacas, who live on a farm in Little Kingshill, Great Missenden.

Two of the alpacas – called Pleasance and Gabriella, who was pregnant – were found dead in their shelter on Saturday (6 January). The following day a … Continue reading…

A hedgehog was rescued by the RSPCA after getting stuck between two railings in Buckinghamshire.

A member of the public contacted the charity after seeing the struggling hedgehog in Back Lane, in Great Missenden, on the evening of Sunday, 8 October.

Animal Collection Officer Grace Mead attended, and when she arrived she realised that the only way to get the hedgehog free was to cut through the thin bars with wire cutters.

Grace said: “The poor hedgehog had got his … Continue reading…

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 appealing for information after a 12-week-old puppy who could barely stand was abandoned at the side of a road in Buckinghamshire.

The brown-and-white terrier was found by a member of the public in Gladstone Road, Chesham, at approximately 6.45pm on Wednesday (19 July).

A man and a woman in a silver Mercedes Sprinter van were seen dumping the puppy before speeding away.

The dog’s feet were covered in faeces and urine and his breathing was shallow when … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog who had lost all of her fur was found straying in Milton Keynes.

The Staffordshire bull terrier was found in Polruan Place, in Fishermead, by a member of the public on Monday last week (26 June) and she was collected by the local dog warden. However, due to the state she was in, the RSPCA were contacted. She has now been transferred into the RSPCA’s care, where she has been named … Continue reading…