Starling’s startling rescue from behind boiler

Bird flaps off to freedom

The RSPCA rescued a starling which was stuck behind a boiler on Friday (14 November).

 

The bird had managed to get down the flue and behind the boiler in a bungalow on Westbury Court, Hedge End, Southampton.  The first the homeowners knew of the starling was when they saw insulation material on their table and floor.

 

They took the front cover off the boiler unit and contacted … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was brutally killed at an 18th birthday party at his owner’s house in Lemington, Newcastle on Halloween.

 

Much-loved Yorkshire terrier-cross ‘Herbie’ was discovered in the back garden of the property on Waverley Crescent at around 8pm on Friday 31 October.

 

RSPCA inspector Jaqui Miller said: “I have never seen such a brutal attack on a dog in my whole 10 year career.

 

“Herbie’s muzzle was shattered in numerous … Continue reading…

27.10.14

We have more cats in our care than any other animal. This year we’ve taken in 20 per cent more than during the same period last year!

We’re getting to the bottom of some of the myths surrounding cats to help people better understand our feline friends and create more homes for the high numbers in animal centres.

Our scientific officer and cat welfare expert Alice Potter said:

“One of the most common reasons that people call the RSPCA

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The RSPCA is appealing for the owner of a dog impaled on a garden fence in Leeds to get in touch. It’s thought the dog, which was straying, tried to jump the obstacle and got stuck on spikes which went through his front paws.

 

He was discovered by the owner of the property on Foundry Mill Drive, Seacroft on Tuesday lunchtime (21 October 2014), hanging from the fence covered in blood.

 

RSPCA inspector Carol Neale said: “The owner … Continue reading…

23.10.14

We’re appealing for information after a dog was found with a crossbow bolt through his skull near Peterborough.

Ziggy, a white and black male, two-year-old Staffy, was found in a very remote piece of woodland near Wansford, Peterborough on Wednesday 22 October.

He had a 20 inch carbon fibre weapon sticking into one side of his head and out the other side.

Ziggy was spotted by two beady eyed passers-by as they drove down the rural road, and … Continue reading…