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An RSPCA inspector rushed to a rather prickly rescue last week after a rather large hedgehog got stuck between two metal fences at a gym in St. Albans.

A passer-by called the RSPCA last Friday evening (10 June) when they noticed the hog was stuck between the black metal fences in an unforgiving and rather tight squeeze at Cotlandswick Leisure Centre on the High Street of the Hertfordshire city.

Laura Quinn, RSPCA spokesperson for Hertfordshire, said: “We arrived at the … Continue reading…

RSPCA rescues fox in Hertfordshire

The RSPCA has rescued a fox cub from a football net, just days before the start of Euro 2016.

The fox was found on Wednesday morning (8 June) tangled in the net in the back garden of a house in Croxley Green, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.

The homeowner knew something was wrong when her dog started barking continuously from inside the house.

When she looked out of the window to find out what the problem was, she was surprised to see the … Continue reading…

Guinea pig_Hemel Hempstead_2

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a young guinea pig was found wounded and dumped in a cramped, filthy hamster cage near some bins on an estate in Hemel Hempstead.

The boar was found dumped next to a lamppost and a rubbish area by a block of flats on Perry Green in the town by a member of the public, late in the evening on Friday, 20 May.

The young guinea pig has since been renamed Perry after the … Continue reading…


A group of recently-hatched young cygnets had a lucky escape this week (Wednesday 25 May) after they were rescued from a fast-flowing weir in Ware.

Staff from an office on Priory Street in Ware were concerned for the welfare of the baby swans after they saw them stuck in the weir located on the canal next to their offices and immediately reported the incident to the RSPCA.

There were seven cygnets in total that had gone over the edge and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information about an emaciated dead dog which has been seen on the back of a truck in Hemel Hempstead.

The dead dog was seen on the towbar of a truck in The Queen’s Square on Monday, 9 May.

Chief Inspector Rob Hartley said: “This is a very shocking sight for people and can be upsetting. We have no idea how the dog died but clearly it is an upsetting sight and we are keen to … Continue reading…