A plucky kitten was rescued by the RSPCA – after he got his head stuck in a jar of peanut butter while raiding a bin.

The animal welfare charity was called by a concerned member of the public who found the struggling black and white cat, thought to be no more than six months old, on land in Tilbury Lane, Oxford, on Saturday (21 January).

RSPCA inspector Jaime Godfrey said: “The kitten had his head completely stuck inside a plastic … Continue reading…

A hedgehog was rescued by the RSPCA after he had got himself tangled in netting used to cover a household recycling box.

Now the animal welfare charity is urging people to avoid using the netting if possible as it can be harmful to wildlife.
RSPCA inspector Helen Mead was called to rescue the hog from the box outside a house in Pelican Place, in Witney, Oxfordshire, on Saturday (26 November).
“The hedgehog had managed to get himself completely tangled around … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a lurcher-type dog was found abandoned with black duct tape tied painfully tight around her muzzle near Faringdon last Saturday (15 August).

The young female dog, who has now been renamed Clover due to her lucky escape, was found walking the streets near Puddleduck Lane in Great Coxwell by locals who eventually managed to catch her before calling the RSPCA for help.

RSPCA inspector Nikki Denham said: “I was horrified at what I … Continue reading…


We are appealing for help to track down the owner of a herd of ponies found wandering in farmland in Oxfordshire.

The five mares thought to range in age from eight to 12 years old were discovered loose on fields in Burford, Oxford last weekend.

RSPCA Inspector Doug Davidson managed to catch and transport the ponies with the help of Blue Cross pet charity’s equine team.

Doug said:

“The farmers had managed to get the ponies into a fallow

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Search handler Louise Holmes who set up the Lowland Search Dogs has been nominated for a Daily Mirror and RSPCA Animal Hero award in the lifetime achievement category.

Louise and her faithful search and rescue dog Brock had only been on the job two days when they made their first and most startling find – the body of ex-weapons inspector Dr David Kelly.

Since then Louise has helped police search for hundreds of missing persons but still recalls that first … Continue reading…