Four baby squirrels had to be separated after their tails got in a tangle in Stockton on Tees, County Durham.

 

They were found by a member of the public in some woods alongside the A689 in Wynyard on Bank Holiday Monday (6 May).

 

RSPCA inspector Clare Wilson said: “The call said that four baby squirrels had been tied together by their tails so couldn’t get away from each other.

 

“I was a little sceptical as to how … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a puppy was found ‘buried alive’ in a Leyland field in a ‘hideous act of cruelty’.

 

A dog walker was out on Saturday (27 April) training their working dogs when they made the shocking discovery.

 

RSPCA Inspector Alison Fletcher, who is now investigating, said: “When the dogs didn’t return their owner went to find them and realised they’d sniffed out a mound of disturbed earth in the middle of the field. … Continue reading…

A sparrowhawk has been released back into the wild after coming into RSPCA care when she collided with a window.

 

The female bird of prey was collected from an address on New Road in Barnsley on Saturday 16 February.

 

RSPCA wildlife officer, animal welfare officer (AWO) Liz Braidley, said: “She had flown into a balcony window while chasing her prey, which she still had hold of when I collected her and refused to let go of!

 

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A missing dog has been rescued from a steep embankment in Halifax and happily reunited with her owners thanks to her microchip.

Purdy, a white German shepherd, was spotted stuck down the side of a stream by a member of the public yesterday morning (Tuesday 27 November), who called the RSPCA for help.

RSPCA inspector Sarah Bagley said: “It was pretty tricky to get her out of there and I tried all sorts.

 

“I attempted to encourage her up … Continue reading…

The RSPCA teamed up with Humberside Fire & Rescue Service to save the life of a dog who was stuck in the River Hull.

 

Fire crews were called to Marsden Landing, off Sextant Road, Hull last Tuesday night (3 October) after passersby spotted a dog stuck in the mud in the river.

 

The crew called in the RSPCA for help with the dog following her rescue.

 

Members of the public reported that she was stuck in the … Continue reading…