A duck who RSPCA officers and a local animal lover tried to rescue for nearly a week because he had a dart through his neck has been captured, treated and released back into the wild.
The RSPCA was first called about the male mallard on Tuesday 26 February after he was spotted beside the River Don, Sheffield Road, Oxspring with the four inch metal dart through his neck.
Officers attended almost every day until he was finally rescued … Continue reading…
A sparrowhawk has been released back into the wild after coming into RSPCA care when she collided with a window.
The female bird of prey was collected from an address on New Road in Barnsley on Saturday 16 February.
RSPCA wildlife officer, animal welfare officer (AWO) Liz Braidley, said: “She had flown into a balcony window while chasing her prey, which she still had hold of when I collected her and refused to let go of!
“It … Continue reading…
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a thin cat with severe fur loss was found in Rossington, Doncaster.
The young adult female cat was found on Saturday 2 February near a park and some woods off Atterby Drive.
The finder kindly took her home and called the RSPCA for help.
RSPCA inspector Ben Cottle-Shaw said: “I picked up this lovely cat from the person who found her.
“She was underweight and had severe fur loss…. Continue reading…
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a horse suffered severe chemical burns in what’s thought to have been a deliberate attack.
The filly – thought to be aged around eight months old – is being treated for injuries to her head, as well as lice, internal parasites and anaemia at a vet practice in North Yorkshire, after being found with the injuries in Clowne, Derbyshire.
RSPCA inspector Keith Ellis said: “The injuries sustained by this poor horse are … 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…