An RSPCA inspector dealt with a job with a sting in its tail – after a stowaway scorpion hid in a suitcase and travelled 5,400 miles from Mexico to Buckinghamshire.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by a holidaymaker who discovered the tiny critter – just 2cm long – while unpacking her suitcase after a break to the country.

The scorpion was contained at the house in Wellesbourne Crescent, in High Wycombe, and picked up by RSPCA inspector Rachel Smith, … Continue reading…

A cat was rescued from the top of a house in High Wycombe after getting stuck on the chimney stack of a house for two days.

Betty’s worried owner contacted the RSPCA after unsuccessfully trying to encourage her down from the house in White House Lane.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Kate Wright attended, on Sunday (4 March). She said: “Betty was very much stuck up there and the only way we could get her down safely was with the assistance … Continue reading…

A missing cat found in Buckinghamshire has been reunited with his owner who lives 250 miles away in BELGIUM –  thanks to his microchip.

Gizmo went missing in August 2015, while temporarily living in High Wycombe with his owner Milene Letertre.

Despite an extensive search, Gizmo could not be located and in November a heartbroken Milene moved back to her home in Silly, Belgium.

But last week, ten months after eight-year-old Gizmo had gone missing, the RSPCA received a call … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to safely put away netting to protect wildlife, after a fox had to be rescued when she got tangled up in one.

The young female fox was seen by a member of the public trapped in the football netting at a school in Rose Avenue, in High Wycombe, on Monday (23 May).

Animal Collection Officer (ACO) Dennis Lovell, who attended the incident, said: “We do not know how long the fox had been there for … Continue reading…