The RSPCA is reminding people to help hedgehogs by making sure pipe drains are covered, after a large hog got trapped in one in Shrewsbury.

The hedgehog was rescued on Sunday (13 March) after he fell down the drain next to a house in Judith Butts Gardens.

RSPCA  Animal Welfare Officer Elaine Williams said: “The hog was massive and only just fit in the drain. After an hour of trying to rescue him I had to think of another way, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog which had been strangled was found in a country lane in Shropshire.

The red female Dogue de Bordeaux, thought to be aged around six, was discovered by a member of the public in a coppice down a country lane which runs adjacent to the A442 in the village of Quatt. Around the dog’s neck was some baler twine, as well as marks which indicated the dog had been … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a 10-week-old emaciated kitten was abandoned in a box on a rural road.

The black, male kitten was found by a member of the public last Friday (4 December) on a hairpin bend in Ironbridge Road, Jackfield, in Telford.

He is now in the care of the RSPCA and has been named Jack, after where he was found.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Elaine Williams said: “Jack was sadly not in a great condition … Continue reading…

An RSPCA centre with a shortage of volunteer home visitors is calling on people in Shropshire to come forward and help more animals get rehomed in time for Christmas.

Gonsal Farm Animal Centre in Dorrington is on the lookout for people who can visit the homes of people who have applied to adopt an animal in the RSPCA’s care.

Home visitors talk to potential animal adopters to ensure that they understand the implications of owning a pet. They play an … Continue reading…

A cat who was found abandoned at the side of the M54 has been reunited with his owner weeks after being stolen.

The male grey tabby – which was called Highway by the RSPCA but whose real name is Podge – was found cowering beneath a barrier on Junction 4 of the M54 near Shifnal, in Shropshire.

Workers from Highways England found the kitten on Saturday 26 September and contacted the RSPCA’s Gonsal Farm Animal Centre, in Dorrington, Shropshire.

A … Continue reading…