17.06.13

A baby polecat is in our care after being found without his mum in a field in Somerset.

The tiny-young kit is thought to be just a few weeks old and was found alone, hungry and trembling in an exposed spot near our West Hatch Animal Centre near Taunton last Thursday, 6 June.

He had become separated from his mum and was unlikely to survive on his own. Luckily he was spotted by supervisor Anastasia Rosenberg, who lives on … Continue reading…

02.06.13

Four newborn kittens have had a lucky escape after falling down the gap in a cavity wall in a bungalow in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex.

The owners of the bungalow, Sue and Brian Davie, alerted us after hearing the cries of the kittens. Their mother, a ginger cat later found to be almost blind, was located in the loft and it was clear that she had given birth but her offspring were nowhere to be seen.

RSPCA Inspector Sarah Elmy said:… Continue reading…

30/05/13

We’ve just learnt that the mother cat who seemed very stressed by the incident with her babies disappearing down the cavity wall is in fact almost blind.

She and her kittens are in foster care and as she had an upset tummy she was taken to a vet who examined her and realised that even though she is a young cat she has cataracts in both eyes and can only discern light and dark

RSPCA Inspector Sara Elmy who … Continue reading…

30.05.13

Four newborn kittens have had a lucky escape after falling down the gap in a cavity wall in a bungalow in Kirby Cross in Frinton-on-sea.

The owners of the bungalow, Sue and Brian Davie, alerted the RSPCA after hearing the cries of the kittens. Their ginger mother was located in the loft and it was clear that she had given birth but her offspring were nowhere to be seen.

RSPCA Inspector Sarah Elmy said:

“We could hear the kittens

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25.04.13

The rarest of the oiled birds rescued and cared for by us was the first to be released back to the sea on Tuesday 23.

An Arctic skua was rescued from Exmouth beach after he got covered in a gluey substance called polyisobutene or PIB. The substance renders seabirds helpless, restricting their mobility and preventing them from feeding as the chemical coats their plumage.

He was one of more than 200 birds taken to our West Hatch Wildlife CentreContinue reading…