The RSPCA is appealing for information after six rabbits were abandoned at a layby in Shropshire.

The rabbits were found in a layby on the A49, near Sansaw, on the afternoon of Sunday, 2 July, by a member of the public – who managed to confine them all in a box before contacting the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Dave McCartney said: “They were all seen near to each other, however there was no food or water left for them nearby. The … Continue reading…

A great spotted woodpecker was rescued by the RSPCA after getting tangled in fishing line in a tree – causing him to swing uncontrollably over a canal.


The RSPCA is releasing a video of the woodpecker to remind people about the hazards are fishing litter.

Last year, officers from the animal welfare charity rescued 697 animals from discarded fishing lines and other angling litter, such as hooks and barbs.

Luckily, the woodpecker – who was rescued from a canal in … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Shar Pei dog in an “appalling” state was found without most of his fur and limping in a Shropshire road.

The large dog was found by a member of the public in a lethargic state and struggling to breathe in Telegraph Lane, Bridgnorth, on Monday last week (3 April).

He was taken to a local vet, who was so shocked by his condition that they immediately contacted the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Dave … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is reminding people to put sports netting away when finished, after the charity was called to rescue a deer who had got tangled up in football netting.

A member of the public contacted the charity after spotting the deer with his antlers tangled in the sports netting in Wellington Road, in Little Wenlock, Telford, at around 1pm on Friday (31 March).

RSPCA inspector Kate Parker and Animal Collection Officer Sophie Wilson both attended, along with a vet, and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of an emaciated horse was dumped in a Shropshire village.

The female horse, thought to be aged around a year old, was found by a shocked member of the public on Saturday (18 February) at the side of the B4364, in Cleobury North.

RSPCA inspector Dave McCartney, who is investigating, said: “The horse was clearly in a bad way when she was dumped. As she was not microchipped, we don’t know … Continue reading…