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.

 

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A stray chicken has been rehomed by the RSPCA after being found by students on a night out.

The chicken was collected by RSPCA inspector Sara Jordan (pictured below) and taken to RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham & District Branch Animal Centre in Bawtry, Doncaster.

Sara said: “The little hen was found straying in the Crooksmoor area of Sheffield by a couple of students on a night out.

“They picked her up and carried her home and fed her crackers until we … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found with such a severe skin condition she had open wounds in Sheffield.

 

The Staffordshire bull terrier type dog was spotted on Mason Avenue in the Swallownest area on Tuesday (28 January) and taken to a local vet practice.

 

RSPCA animal welfare officer Liz Braidley said: “Initially it looked like she had been in a fight or attacked, such was the severity of the wounds.

 

“However after … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after 25 rabbits were abandoned in freezing cold blizzard conditions in Sheffield at the weekend.

 

The rabbits were found in a large cardboard box in an alleyway near Landseer Drive, Gleadless on Saturday morning (17 March) and taken in by a member of the public, who called us.

 

Nine of the 20 newborn babies have since died.

 

RSPCA animal welfare officer (AWO) Liz Braidley said: “Some of the rabbits had been … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two rabbits in ‘terrible condition’ were dumped on a patch of woodland next to a 60mph road in Sheffield.

 

The white Lionheads were in a poor state, had faeces clumped around their back ends and one of them had severely overgrown teeth.

 

They were abandoned on Tuesday morning (28 February) on Woodhead Road, Grenoside.

 

RSPCA deputy chief inspector Jennie Ronksley said: “Luckily for the rabbits, this is a spot where … Continue reading…