A female Shar Pei dog has been rescued from a ditch in Cottingham, East Yorkshire by two RSPCA inspectors.

 

A dog walker spotted her stuck down the ditch on Middledyke Lane last Wednesday (4 September 2013) and called the RSPCA. She’s now been named ‘Wendy’ after the member of the public.

 

RSPCA inspectors Sarah Kenward and Hannah Bryer attended. Inspector Bryer said: “We’re very grateful to the lady who found her and called for help.

 

“Wendy was … Continue reading…

Thursday 5 September 2013

The RSPCA is warning of the danger posed to wildlife by discarded fishing litter following a recent incident in Abergele involving a herring gull that was badly wounded by a fishing lure.

A member of the public called the RSPCA after spotting the young gull in his garden with hooks caught in his beak and foot.  

When RSPCA Inspector Mike Pugh arrived the gull was bleeding from the wounds which had become infected. After examining the bird he was able to cut the hooks off using a pair of pliers. The bird was then taken to RSPCA wildlife centre at Stapeley Grange in Cheshire for treatment.

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Every year the RSPCA takes hundreds of similar calls about wildlife injured or even killed by fishing litter which has not been properly disposed of and all of the RSPCA’s four wildlife centres have had birds injured by fishing tackle admitted in recent weeks.

Inspector Pugh said: “This case highlights the dangers posed to wildlife by carelessly discarded fishing litter. We urge anyone about to go out fishing to make sure they take those extra few minutes to dispose of their litter properly. They could be saving a life.”

The RSPCA has been working with the Angling Trust, the Environment Agency and the National Swan Convention, to reduce the impact of lost and discarded fishing tackle which causes injuries to wildlife.

If you spot an animal in distress, please call the RSPCA’s 24-hour helpline on 0300 1234 999.

 

 

The animal was discovered with her legs and muzzle bound and a copper pipe in her mouth

Thursday 29 August 2013

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after discovering a fox tied up inside a box in the garden of a house in Swansea. The fox was alive but her legs and muzzle were tied up and there was a piece of copper piping in her mouth.

A metal fox trap was also found in the garden of the property … Continue reading…

Young swan trapped between two locks on Shropshire Canal

Tuesday 28 August 2013

A young swan has been reunited with his family after getting trapped between two locks on a section of the Shropshire canal in Powys.

The cygnet was unable to fly had become separated from the other swans and had ended up alone on the canal at Arddleen

The cygnet was trapped on the Shropshire Canal

RSPCA officer Claire Davies managed to catch the cygnet in a net. … Continue reading…

Final preparations are taking place for the biggest event in RSPCA Great Ayton Animal Centre’s calendar – the summer Gala Day and Fun Dog Show.

 

The event takes place on Sunday 1 September at the animal centre on Yarm Lane in Great Ayton and everyone is invited to attend.

 

Olivia Hatcher, deputy manager of RSPCA Great Ayton said: “It’s an extremely busy time, as you can imagine, as the planning and organisation is all done on top of … Continue reading…