A tawny owl who was left completely covered in soot after he got stuck inside a wood burner has been rescued by the RSPCA.

The bird was rescued by an RSPCA inspector after a concerned homeowner contacted the animal charity about the bird’s plight on Sunday evening (19 November).

Inspector Kate Parker went to the house in Criftins, in Ellesmere, Shropshire, to rescue the bird.

She said: “The owl was completely trapped inside the flue of the wood burner and … Continue reading…

A badger has been released back into the wild after being rescued from the bottom of a sewage tank in Leicester.

The RSPCA teamed up with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service to rescue the animal, who had fallen down into the 15ft-deep tank at sewage treatment works in Enderby Road, Whetstone, on Wednesday last week (15 November).

So that he could be safely rescued, the badger was sedated before the fire crew went down into the tank from a ladder. … Continue reading…

The story of a cat who had his tail severed after getting hit by a car in Liverpool will star on the small screen in the new Channel 5 show Jo Brand’s Cats and Kittens.

The new TV show follows RSPCA officers across the country as they rescue moggies from a variety of different situations.

In tomorrow night’s episode, RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Matt Brown is seen attending to an emergency after a member of the public called the … Continue reading…

A dog named after movie character Bruce Almighty had to be rescued by the RSPCA from an island in the middle of a lake – as unlike his namesake, this little pomeranian couldn’t walk on water!

Bruce Almighty got himself in a bit of a pickle after chasing a squirrel onto the island in Pennington Flash Country Park, in Leigh, Greater Manchester.

The tiny dog swam over to the island in the cold water but seemed to instantly regret it … Continue reading…

A collie dog trapped on a 90-foot-high cliff ledge at a quarry in Betws y Coed has been rescued.

Black – who is eight years old – had managed to get herself into a tricky situation half way down on the cliff ledge at a quarry at Cwm Penmachno.

Her owner Caio Tomlinson was unable to reach her and called RSPCA Cymru for help.

RSPCA inspector Mark Roberts and RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Will Galvin first used a reach … Continue reading…