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.

RSPCA inspector … Continue reading…

A hedgehog had a harrowing experience after he got trapped in between a fencing panel and a post – and then got attacked by a dog.

Thankfully, despite having a gaping wound on the side of his body, the hedgehog was successfully rescued by the RSPCA Рand is now recovering at the animal welfare charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin was called to the incident in Orme Road, in Newcastle, Staffordshire, on Thursday, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three wild birds were shot and fatally injured in a Staffordshire town.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by a concerned member of the public following the discovery of three wounded bird bodies – a magpie, blackbird and pigeon – in Dimsdale View East, in Newcastle-under-Lyme

The bodies have all been found in gardens in the last month, with the latest being found on 15 July.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin, who is investigating, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is hoping to give an elderly cat rescued from a dual-carriageway slip-road a happy new year by reuniting her with her owner.

The female tabby – believed to be aged around 15 – was rescued on the slip-road of the A500, of Reginald Mitchell Way, Stoke-on-Trent, at 2am this morning (31 Dec).

The cat – who has been nicknamed Holly – has no teeth and is not microchipped, but it is thought that she may have an owner … Continue reading…