A baby otter has been rescued by the RSPCA after he was found in a garden in Leighton Buzzard – half a kilometer away from the nearest river.

It’s not known how the otter managed to find his way to the garden, in Southcott Village, but when he was found on Tuesday evening (2 January) he looked disorientated.

Thankfully he was not injured, however due to him being so young he was taken to a wildlife hospital where he will … Continue reading…

An otter has been returned to the wild in the Llandovery area, after a period of rehabilitation with RSPCA Cymru.

Video footage captures the moment the otter was returned to the wild, after a one-month spell in RSPCA care.

The otter was reported to the charity after being found by a member of the public on 17 April, curled up in a puddle of water from a pressure hose.

She was very weak, quiet and extremely tired – and was … Continue reading…

An unwell otter cub, rescued by RSPCA Cymru in Llandysul, was hand-reared by an officer from the charity as part of her remarkable recovery process.

Stunning video footage shows the cub during her recovery phases to date, including being fed from a bottle, and sleeping on a blanket in her temporary pen.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Ellie West rescued the six-week-old cub on 15 January, who was found in a very weak and lethargic state in the village of … Continue reading…

An otter cub separated from her mum during Storm Doris is recovering after being rescued by the RSPCA.

The young cub was found staggering at the side of a river in Ralph Road, Staveley, in Chesterfield, on Wednesday night (22 February).

RSPCA inspector Kristy Ludlam collected the otter and took her to a vets. She said: “She was found at the side of the river where she was lethargic, dragging her back legs and calling for her mum.

“I immediately … Continue reading…

Tuesday 31 December 2013

An orphaned otter cub found on the bank of an estuary in Gwynedd is making good progress at an RSPCA wildlife centre.

The male otter cub was discovered by a member of the public after they heard loud squeaking noises while out walking near the village of Talsarnau on Boxing Day.

When there was no sign of the parents returning and as the cub was becoming increasingly distressed he was taken into the care of a … Continue reading…