The RSPCA is appealing for the owner of a stray raccoon dog to come forward after the animal appeared in a school playground as the morning bell rang.

The animal, a native of Asia which is also known as a tanuki, surprised schoolchildren and staff at Woodhouse Primary Academy in Quinton, Birmingham, this morning  (Thursday).

It was reported to the RSPCA, who rescued the animal. The raccoon dog is now at the RSPCA’s Birmingham Animal Hospital while arrangements are being … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a turtle with a severely swollen body was found abandoned in a Stoke-on-Trent park.

The musk turtle was found in Hartshill Park on Wednesday (30 August). The member of the public who found the turtle contacted the RSPCA, who transferred the turtle to an exotics vet.

Examination by a vet has shown that the turtle is suffering from lymphoedema, thought to be as a result of being fed a poor diet. The turtle … Continue reading…

A stray pet beauty snake has been rescued by RSPCA Cymru in Swansea, prompting a search for the owner.

The snake was spotted by a member of the public, on her window ledge on Bedford Street, in the Morriston area of the city. It soon disappeared – but was later seen by a neighbour in a back garden, and RSPCA Cymru came to collect the animal. The rescue was completed last Thursday (10 August).

Anyone with any knowledge regarding who … Continue reading…

A snake native to Thailand is now in the RSPCA’s care after being found in a garden in Wirral.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Lauren Bradshaw was called out to pick up the snake after it was spotted in the back garden of a house in Marlwood Avenue, Wallasey, on Friday last week (9 June).

Lauren said: “I went there expecting it to be a corn snake, which is the type of stray snake I usually collect, but I was intrigued … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a tarantula the size of a hand was abandoned on a Leicester street.

The spider was found, on Friday (May 5), in a plastic box by a member of the public on Narborough Road, near to the junction of Ivy Road.

The spider has been identified as a Brazilian salmon pink bird-eating tarantula, the third largest species of tarantula in the world which can grow up to a leg-span of 10 inches. The … Continue reading…