A dog who escaped out of a window and got trapped between a conservatory and a brick wall after becoming spooked by fireworks is recovering after a three-hour operation to rescue her.

Taba was discovered tightly wedged head-first in a six-inch-wide gap in the back garden of a house in Oxhey Road, Watford, by a concerned woman on the evening of Saturday 4 November. She immediately called the RSPCA, and inspector Rachel Smith arrived within half an hour.

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A couple rang the RSPCA to rescue a bat from a block of flats – after initially thinking someone was playing a Halloween trick on them!

The tiny pipistrelle bat gave the couple a fright when they spotted him in the corridor leading to their flat in Harris House, in Himalayan Way, Watford. They opened a window but the bat winged its way into a light shade on the wall – where he stayed put.

Concerned for the bat’s welfare, … 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 urging people to put sports netting away after a fox was rescued when he got tangled in a football net at a school in Hertfordshire.

The young fox was freed from the netting at a school in Berry Lane, Rickmansworth, on Thursday (16 March).

When Animal Collection Officer Grace Mead arrived, the fox was struggling to free himself. After the netting was carefully cut away, the uninjured fox was released back into the wild.

Grace said: “Sadly … Continue reading…

A pigeon was rescued by the RSPCA after he got tangled in fishing wire – leaving him hanging over a canal bridge.

The RSPCA is reminding people of the dangers fishing litter causes wildlife and is urging people to dispose of it correctly to avoid incidents like this.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity on Tuesday (17 January) after spotting the pigeon hanging upside down from the wire from a bridge at Bridgewater Basin, in Cassiobridge, … Continue reading…