A stag who had to be rescued after getting his antlers tangled in netting in Mansfield has been released back into the wild.

The RSPCA was contacted on Monday morning (6 Nov) after a concerned member of the public saw the stag in distress in a field in Jubilee Way North. Next to him was another stag who was dead after being strangled by the netting.

RSPCA inspector Keith Ellis attended and, with the help of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue … Continue reading…

A call to rescue an owl trapped by his legs on top of a chimney turned out to be a false alarm – after the bird turned out to be made from PLASTIC.

A concerned member of the public contacted the RSPCA after spotting the bird on the roof of a house in Silverwell Road, Liverpool, on Monday, 23 October.

They told the RSPCA’s control centre that the bird had been there for at least three hours. Inspector Helen Smith … Continue reading…

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…