A flea-covered kitten abandoned at a Hertford nature reserve is recovering – and now the RSPCA is hoping to find her a new home in time for the new year.

The four-month-old female tabby was found in a box at the Waterford Heath Nature Reserve, in Sacombe Road, by a member of the public on 6 December. The RSPCA was contacted and the kitten is now in the animal charity’s care at its Blackberry Farm Animal Centre, in Buckinghamshire, where … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a puppy was tied up and abandoned by a church in a Hertfordshire village on the hottest September day the UK has seen for over 100 years.

The female lurcher-type puppy, thought to be around four months old, was found by a member of the public outside the church in Riverside, in London Colney, on Wednesday last week (14 September), when the UK was experiencing temperatures of up to 30c.

The underweight dog, who has … Continue reading…

The RSPCA was called to rescue an unexpected visitor at Hertfordshire County Council’s offices – a tiny bat who had become trapped in a stairwell.

The animal welfare charity received the call on Thursday (8 September) from a member of staff at the council building in Pegs Lane, to report the stranded pipistrelle bat which was unable to get out due to a lack of windows.

When RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Kate Wright arrived, she found the bat – who … Continue reading…

A badger was rescued by the RSPCA after falling down a five-metre drop into an empty septic tank.

The mammal was spotted running around the bottom of the tank, at Thames Water, in Aldenham, Watford, on the morning of Friday, 19 August.

It is not known how long he had been there, but as badgers are nocturnal and there were no steps or alternative means of exit, it is thought it must have been since at least the night before…. Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to put sports netting away when not in use, after a hedgehog had to be rescued from one in Ware.

The animal welfare charity was called on Thursday, 28 July, by a member of the public who was concerned about the hog tangled in some tennis netting at Wodson Park Leisure Centre, in Wadesmill Road.

RSPCA inspector Helen Mead said: “The hedgehog was tangled in the netting completely, particularly around his legs and neck.

“We … Continue reading…