A kitten thought to have been thrown out of a car on the busy M54 is recovering from his ordeal at an RSPCA rescue centre.

The male grey tabby – which has been called Highway – was found cowering beneath a barrier on Junction 4 of the M54 near Shifnal, in Shropshire.

Workers from the Highways England found Highway, who is thought to be around five months old, and contacted the RSPCA’s Gonsal Farm Animal Centre, in Dorrington, Shropshire.

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We are relieved DEFRA has decided against rolling out the badger cull to further counties after they backed down on plans to licence more culls in other parts of the British countryside.

Following pilot culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire we feared large areas of land in Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, East Sussex, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Wiltshire and Herefordshire would be included in future culling operations.

Reports that the Independent Expert Panel found the culls to be ineffective and inhumane add … Continue reading…


We are set to release two geese, which had been shot with crossbows, back to the wild tomorrow (17 December).

The pair were rescued by us after they were seen injured on The Mere in Elsmere, Shropshire.

The release is even more poignant for RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) Elaine Williams after she had her nose broken by one of the geese while trying to catch it.

One of the geese had been shot in its wing by a … Continue reading…