A hedgehog has been rescued and released back into the wild after becoming stuck 2ft down a drain in Rotherham. 

 

The RSPCA was called on Monday 20 April after a member of the public’s dogs alerted her to the trapped animal in the drain on Shelley Road. 

 

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Liz Braidley, who is also one of the RSPCA’s specialist wildlife officers, said: “He was about 2ft down the drain, so it was a difficult rescue as … Continue reading…

A swan has been fatally injured after being attacked by two dogs in Rotherham at the weekend. It is the third incident of its kind dealt with by RSPCA officers in South Yorkshire in the past few weeks. 

 

The RSPCA was called to Bolton Brick Pond in Bolton-upon-Dearne after the incident happened at around 8.30am on Saturday (25 April).

 

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Katie Hetherington, who attended, said: “The swan’s injuries were horrific, he had a very badly … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat’s body was discovered skewered, burned, and sitting on top of a disposable barbecue in Doncaster.

 

The cat was found in an alleyway opposite the shops on Beckett Road, Wheatley, on Thursday morning (16 April).

 

RSPCA Inspector Tamsin Drysdale said: “The person who found the cat said she had a skewer through her body and was laying on the top of a disposable barbecue.

 

“She was so badly burned … Continue reading…

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.

 

RSPCA Inspector Sara Jordan … Continue reading…

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…