A duckling has been rescued after becoming trapped in a storm drain in Durham. 

 

The RSPCA was called at around 9.30pm on Saturday night (11 April) and an officer went straight out to Caterhouse Road.

 

RSPCA Inspector Kaye Forsyth said: “I got there fairly quickly as I was only 10 minutes away from the location.

“The duckling had been with its mother and siblings and had fallen down a drain on the housing estate.

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Three wild baby rabbits showed their gratitude at being rescued by snuggling together in a perfect heart shape.

 

The tiny trio had been plucked to safety by a member of the public moments before they were due to be fed to ferrets after their mum was killed by a dog. 

 

The RSPCA was called to Bishop Auckland, County Durham, by a shocked animal lover on Easter Sunday (12 April).

 

RSPCA Inspector Krissy Raine said: “A member of … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dying puppy was handed in to a County Durham animal charity at the weekend. 

 

The female Lurcher-type was taken to Stray Aid at around 3pm on Sunday (9 February) by two teenage boys who said they found her dumped at the side of the road on Cornforth Lane, just outside Ferryhill.

 

She was collapsed and non-responsive and sadly tested positive for parvo virus, so was put to sleep on veterinary … Continue reading…

A kitten has been rescued by the RSPCA after being found in an industrial bin in Durham. 

 

The 10-week-old tortie and white female was heard meowing by a member of the public the day before she was found on Friday (20 December).

 

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Shane Lynn got to the scene, in an alley off Providence Row, at 4.45pm. He said: “It seems incredibly unlikely that this kitten got into the bin on her own.

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Four baby squirrels had to be separated after their tails got in a tangle in Stockton on Tees, County Durham.

 

They were found by a member of the public in some woods alongside the A689 in Wynyard on Bank Holiday Monday (6 May).

 

RSPCA inspector Clare Wilson said: “The call said that four baby squirrels had been tied together by their tails so couldn’t get away from each other.

 

“I was a little sceptical as to how … Continue reading…