A baby roe deer who was close to death after being found all alone on a County Durham cycle path is recovering after being spotted by chance by an RSPCA officer.

RSPCA animal collection officer Shane Lynn was on his way to his inspectorate group office in Stockton-on-Tees when he thought he saw out of the corner of his eye a small deer on its own on a cycle path.

He got out of his van and started to walk … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is issuing a warning about the dangers of netting to wildlife after a terrified buck became entangled in some which had been left discarded.

 

A member of the public spotted the “distressed” deer with his head and antlers in a twisted tangle of plastic netting at the side of Castle Bytham Road in Swayfield, Lincolnshire, on Wednesday.

 

RSPCA Inspector Andy Bostock rushed to the scene to help the terrified animal which was running around in circles … Continue reading…

A young male deer was rescued by RSPCA Cymru officers after getting his antlers badly caught amid rope and fencing.

The charity was alerted after the deer was spotted struggling to set himself free in the Llansadwrn area of Carmarthenshire. Urgent action was required as the deer was “slowly choking to death”.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Andrew Harris and inspector Nigel Duguid attended the scene, and carefully maneuvered the deer so he was pinned within some trees, before cutting the … Continue reading…

A stag who had to be rescued after getting his antlers tangled in netting in Mansfield has been released back into the wild.

The RSPCA was contacted on Monday morning (6 Nov) after a concerned member of the public saw the stag in distress in a field in Jubilee Way North. Next to him was another stag who was dead after being strangled by the netting.

RSPCA inspector Keith Ellis attended and, with the help of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue … Continue reading…

A deer who had got himself tangled in wire around a tree was safely freed after a joint rescue operation between the RSPCA and Cheshire Fire Service.

A member of the public reported the struggling deer to the RSPCA on Friday morning (1 September), after he was  spotted in a field in Dry Knowle, Wildboarclough, in Macclesfield.

When RSPCA inspector Heather Morris arrived, she saw that he had got his antlers caught up in electric fencing wire tangled around a … Continue reading…