A swan has been fatally injured after being attacked by two dogs in Rotherham at the weekend. It is the third incident of its kind dealt with by RSPCA officers in South Yorkshire in the past few weeks. 

 

The RSPCA was called to Bolton Brick Pond in Bolton-upon-Dearne after the incident happened at around 8.30am on Saturday (25 April).

 

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Katie Hetherington, who attended, said: “The swan’s injuries were horrific, he had a very badly … Continue reading…

An injured swan who was spotted wobbling around and unable to stand properly has been rescued in Spalding, Lincolnshire. 

 

The RSPCA was called by a concerned animal-lover after they came across the swan at around 5.30pm on Tuesday (14 April) and RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Donna Smith went straight to the location on Two Plank Lane.

 

The swan was on the towpath beside the river when Donna got there.

She said: “The swan didn’t move off when I … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a puppy was rescued with injuries thought to have been caused by being beaten.

 

A member of the public called the RSPCA about the puppy they’d bought with the change in their pocked from teenagers in Stokesley, North Yorkshire, after seeing it being mistreated in Sowerby Crescent at 1pm yesterday (Sunday 5 April).

 

The dog is described as a Patterdale terrier, and was aged around five-months-old. He wasn’t microchipped or wearing … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a family of dead ducks were discovered in a bag in some bushes outside Asda in Colne, Lancashire.

 

The female mallard and nine ducklings were found in a black bin liner on Saturday 27 April.

 

It appears whatever happened to them happened two days earlier.

 

RSPCA Inspector Natalie Taylor said: “CCTV shows a lot of commotion – cars and people are seen stopping and congregating – on the Thursday afternoon … Continue reading…

A duck who RSPCA officers and a local animal lover tried to rescue for nearly a week because he had a dart through his neck has been captured, treated and released back into the wild.

 

The RSPCA was first called about the male mallard on Tuesday 26 February after he was spotted beside the River Don, Sheffield Road, Oxspring with the four inch metal dart through his neck.

 

Officers attended almost every day until he was finally rescued … Continue reading…