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.

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23.04.13

In a case that would be the bafflement of Scotland Yard, our staff were left scratching their heads after a tiny kitten was discovered stuck between the wall cavity of a first floor flat, with no indication of how he got there – or how he managed to survive so long.

For five days a tenant, from Liskeard, south east Cornwall, had heard meowing coming from inside the walls of his flat. After becoming increasingly concerned about the plight … Continue reading…

23.04.2013

A cat has been rescued after being stuck at the top of a 40 foot high pole carrying high voltage power lines for more than 24 hours.

The cat’s owners contacted the RSPCA to help rescue two-year-old black and white Vince.

RSPCA Inspector Tony Woodley was called to the incident in Gibbs Brook Lane, Oxted in Surrey:

“As soon as I got there I realised we needed specialist help, as the pole was so high and carrying a number

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