While 2020 felt like a difficult year, it hasn’t all been doom and gloom. Our animals have provided comfort, joy and happiness while we endured lockdown uncertainty.

As well as the companionship of our wonderful pets, animals have also provided us with some memorable moments, including those who got themselves into some a-moo-sing and somewhat challenging situations and have needed a helping paw from the rescue teams at the RSPCA. From a seal who was found in two strange predicaments … Continue reading…

A “desperately underweight” seal found himself in two predicaments on dry land after travelling up the River Loughor.

Workers at a gym equipment warehouse near the estuary in Llanelli were stunned to find the male grey seal pup amongst the treadmills on Friday 11 December. He was then ushered out of the warehouse by the well-meaning staff to the nearby river.

The same seal then found himself in an even worse predicament a few days later as he was found … Continue reading…

The RSPCA raced to the rescue of a deer buck on Monday (20 July) – after his antlers became tangled in a climbing rope attached to a tree at Hilston Park in Monmouthshire.

Remarkable video footage shows the extent of the panicked fallow deer buck’s plight – with the animal unable to escape, and the rope – at some points – pulling all four of his legs off the ground.

Members of the public spotted the deer and contacted the … Continue reading…

A duckling has been rescued after becoming trapped in a storm drain in Durham. 

 

The RSPCA was called at around 9.30pm on Saturday night (11 April) and an officer went straight out to Caterhouse Road.

 

RSPCA Inspector Kaye Forsyth said: “I got there fairly quickly as I was only 10 minutes away from the location.

“The duckling had been with its mother and siblings and had fallen down a drain on the housing estate.

“Unfortunately, the duckling’s mother … Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer had her face spat in by members of a group of teenagers who shouted “have Corona b****” whilst she was rescuing a swan in Hull, East Yorkshire.

 

Animal Welfare Officer Leanne Honess-Heather was helping a swan who was tangled in fishing line when she was approached by the five male youths aged 16 or 17. 

 

The incident happened on Saturday (21 March) close to Rush Lyvars Fishing lake, Preston Road, Hedon, Hull.

 

Leanne said: … Continue reading…