A baby roe deer who was close to death after being found all alone on a County Durham cycle path is recovering after being spotted by chance by an RSPCA officer.

RSPCA animal collection officer Shane Lynn was on his way to his inspectorate group office in Stockton-on-Tees when he thought he saw out of the corner of his eye a small deer on its own on a cycle path.

He got out of his van and started to walk … Continue reading…

Two goats who were running around Hartlepool, County Durham for several days in October last year arrived at their new home on Wednesday (16 January).

 

An enclosure has been specially adapted for the animals at RSPCA Southridge Animal Centre, in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire.

 

RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent said: “We are very grateful to RSPCA Southridge who have stepped in to offer a home to these goats.

 

“We have been trying to find a permanent home for … Continue reading…

A gannet who was spotted trapped 150ft down Bempton Cliffs, in Bridlington, when the rest of the seabirds left the breeding ground at the weekend has been rescued by the RSPCA.

 

Specialist officers from the charity’s rope rescue team travelled from across the country to help the juvenile bird who was ‘flapping around and clearly distressed’ on the 300ft cliffs at the reserve, run by the RSPB.

 

The rescue operation, which involved one of the four officers abseiling … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is issuing a warning about the dangers of netting to wildlife after a terrified buck became entangled in some which had been left discarded.

 

A member of the public spotted the “distressed” deer with his head and antlers in a twisted tangle of plastic netting at the side of Castle Bytham Road in Swayfield, Lincolnshire, on Wednesday.

 

RSPCA Inspector Andy Bostock rushed to the scene to help the terrified animal which was running around in circles … Continue reading…

An RSPCA inspector became a real life Alice in Wonderland when she followed a rabbit into a drain in the Ringway area of Northampton on Tuesday (March 13).

Inspector Susan Haywood was called on Tuesday afternoon after a member of the public spotted the rabbit stuck amongst the rubbish six feet down.

Two teenagers then waited with the rabbit until the inspector was able to get there to carry out the rescue.

It took Inspector Haywood an hour and a … Continue reading…