A hedgehog has been rescued and released back into the wild after becoming stuck 2ft down a drain in Rotherham. 

 

The RSPCA was called on Monday 20 April after a member of the public’s dogs alerted her to the trapped animal in the drain on Shelley Road. 

 

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Liz Braidley, who is also one of the RSPCA’s specialist wildlife officers, said: “He was about 2ft down the drain, so it was a difficult rescue as … Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer has rescued a sick guillemot whilst off-duty and walking his dogs in Hartlepool. 

 

Animal collection officer Shane Lynn was out with rescue dogs Bella and Belle yesterday lunchtime (Monday 20 April) when he spotted the stricken seabird floating on the water, struggling to keep his head up.

 

Shane said: “I was at Seaton Carew Beach giving the dogs their daily exercise when I saw the bird.

 

“It was pretty clear he wasn’t alright, he … Continue reading…

An injured swan who was spotted wobbling around and unable to stand properly has been rescued in Spalding, Lincolnshire. 

 

The RSPCA was called by a concerned animal-lover after they came across the swan at around 5.30pm on Tuesday (14 April) and RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Donna Smith went straight to the location on Two Plank Lane.

 

The swan was on the towpath beside the river when Donna got there.

She said: “The swan didn’t move off when I … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is trying to find the owner of a friendly lovebird rescued from the chimney of a house in Middlesbrough. 

 

The family who live at the property on Bradhope Road heard a noise behind their fireplace on Saturday morning (11 April) and found the little bird.

 

They managed to get the bird into a box and called the RSPCA.

 

RSPCA Inspector Krissy Raine said: “It was quite a surprise for the family to discover this cheeky … Continue reading…

The RSPCA and officers from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have rescued a swan with a dog bite from a pond in Sheffield, to applause from local people.

 

The RSPCA attended Frecheville Pond just off Hopedale Road at around 5pm on Thursday afternoon (2 April) after a report that a swan had been attacked by a dog, and was injured. She was on an island with her mate, sitting on a nest of eggs.

 

RSPCA Inspector Sara Jordan … Continue reading…