A struggling injured badger which got stuck at the bottom of a skate park bowl had to be rescued by an RSPCA inspector – who also needed a helping hand to get out.

The large male badger, who weighed a hefty 17 kilos and appeared to have an injured leg, was founin the slippy situation at Central Forest Park, Hanley.

He was spotted struggling by two council workers on Sunday morning (June 3) who immediately contacted the charity.

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The RSPCA and World Horse Welfare are appealing for information after a pony was dumped in somebody’s BACKYARD in Stoke-on-Trent.

The young colt, who was skinny and covered in mites, was dumped in the backyard of a house in Ford Green Road on Friday 27 April.

The shocked homeowner, unsure what to do with the pony, contacted World Horse Welfare. Wanting the pony to be assessed urgently, World Horse Welfare field officer Rachel Andrews asked RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin, who … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging dog-walkers to keep their pets on a lead when around wildlife – after two swans were found dead in a Staffordshire park with injuries consistent with being attacked by an animal.

The two birds were discovered at the side of a lake in Chasewater Country Park, in Burntwood, on Wednesday 21 February, both with bite marks on their body and necks.

RSPCA inspector Laura Baker said: “The injuries were consistent with being attacked by another animal, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a four-month-old puppy with injuries to his neck and leg was found in a communal bin in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

A member of the public made the shocking discovery, in Wilton Street, on Tuesday evening (12 December).

The body of the tan Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog, who had blood all over his neck and face, has now been removed by an RSPCA officer.

The dog wasn’t microchipped so the RSPCA has been … Continue reading…

An abused dog whose jaw was torn off after she was used for badger baiting is set to have a happy Christmas thanks to the RSPCA.

The brown Parson Russell terrier was discovered last Christmas wandering down a Walsall street with horrific facial injuries and taken to a vet who immediately called the animal welfare charity.

She had fresh wounds to her ears and part of her jaw was missing. The discovery of a radio transmitter collar confirmed the vet’s … Continue reading…