A plucky cat who ventured to the top of a telegraph pole had to be rescued – after getting stranded up there!

The RSPCA was contacted by a member of the public who spotted that the tabby cat had been stuck at the top of the 30ft-high pole in Warwick Road, in Bootle, Liverpool, for at least two hours.

Animal Welfare Officer Matt Brown and Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service attended shortly after receiving the call on Monday afternoon … Continue reading…

A couple rang the RSPCA to rescue a bat from a block of flats – after initially thinking someone was playing a Halloween trick on them!

The tiny pipistrelle bat gave the couple a fright when they spotted him in the corridor leading to their flat in Harris House, in Himalayan Way, Watford. They opened a window but the bat winged its way into a light shade on the wall – where he stayed put.

Concerned for the bat’s welfare, … Continue reading…

A hungry cat had to be rescued after he got an empty tin can jammed on his head.

The RSPCA was contacted by a worried woman who spotted the cat under her car on the driveway of her home in Longton Lane, Prescot, Merseyside, on Thursday morning last week.

Inspector Helen Smith attended and managed to pull the tin off his head – before the uninjured but sheepish cat made a dash for it.

“He had got pretty much his … Continue reading…

A fox who got himself stuck at the bottom of a skatepark bowl in Liverpool has been safely released back into the wild after being rescued by the RSPCA.

The animal charity received a phone call from a two women who spotted the struggling animal on Sunday morning (22 October), at Everton Park skatepark, in Prince Edwin Street.

RSPCA inspector Claire Fisher attended. She said: “The fox was really struggling to get out, every time he ran up the side … Continue reading…

A hedgehog was rescued by the RSPCA after getting stuck between two railings in Buckinghamshire.

A member of the public contacted the charity after seeing the struggling hedgehog in Back Lane, in Great Missenden, on the evening of Sunday, 8 October.

Animal Collection Officer Grace Mead attended, and when she arrived she realised that the only way to get the hedgehog free was to cut through the thin bars with wire cutters.

Grace said: “The poor hedgehog had got his … Continue reading…