Two stags who escaped from a park onto a dual carriageway in Nottingham have safely been returned to their herd after a joint rescue operation between the RSPCA, the police and local council.

The pair of native red stags were spotted by motorists near to the Queen’s Medical Centre roundabout in Nottingham at 9am this morning (5 May), after escaping through a vandalised fence at nearby Wollaton Park.

A passing ambulance crew managed to herd them into a nearby front … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging dog-owners to be cautious after nine dogs in the Dunkirk area of Nottingham have been treated for suspected poisoning in the last three weeks.

It is not known what the dogs have ingested, however the dogs – who have all since recovered – all showed similar neurological symptoms, including seizures and impaired movement.

RSPCA inspector Laura Kirkham said: “These must have been very distressing incidents for the dogs and their owners. We are thankful to the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead horse was dumped in a field in Nottinghamshire.

The brown female horse was found by a member of the public in Manor Lane, Shelford, on Sunday last week (26 March). There is no CCTV in the area and no one witnessed the horse being dumped.

RSPCA inspector Kristy Ludlam said: “It would appear that the horse was dragged from a transporter and dumped in the field. At this stage we do … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a poorly boa constrictor snake was abandoned in a plastic box in a Nottingham street.

The snake was found by a member of the public in Little John Walk, in St Ann’s, on Wednesday last week (1 March), confined to the box with the lid secure.

RSPCA inspector Laura Kirkham said: “The person who found the box opened it up and was very surprised to see the snake. Sadly, the snake was not … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after five chickens were cramped into a small bucket and abandoned in Nottingham.

A member of the public found the five Bantam-type fowls in an alleyway off Broadwood Road, in Bestwood, on Friday (3 February). The birds had been squeezed into a plastic bucket – used to contain fence preservative – with a piece of wood on top.

RSPCA inspector Dave McAdam, who is investigating, said: “They were kept in incredibly cramped conditions and … Continue reading…