A dog who escaped out of a window and got trapped between a conservatory and a brick wall after becoming spooked by fireworks is recovering after a three-hour operation to rescue her.

Taba was discovered tightly wedged head-first in a six-inch-wide gap in the back garden of a house in Oxhey Road, Watford, by a concerned woman on the evening of Saturday 4 November. She immediately called the RSPCA, and inspector Rachel Smith arrived within half an hour.

Despite Rachel’s … Continue reading…

A couple rang the RSPCA to rescue a bat from a block of flats – after initially thinking someone was playing a Halloween trick on them!

The tiny pipistrelle bat gave the couple a fright when they spotted him in the corridor leading to their flat in Harris House, in Himalayan Way, Watford. They opened a window but the bat winged its way into a light shade on the wall – where he stayed put.

Concerned for the bat’s welfare, … Continue reading…

A pigeon was rescued by the RSPCA after he got tangled in fishing wire – leaving him hanging over a canal bridge.

The RSPCA is reminding people of the dangers fishing litter causes wildlife and is urging people to dispose of it correctly to avoid incidents like this.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity on Tuesday (17 January) after spotting the pigeon hanging upside down from the wire from a bridge at Bridgewater Basin, in Cassiobridge, … Continue reading…

A badger was rescued by the RSPCA after falling down a five-metre drop into an empty septic tank.

The mammal was spotted running around the bottom of the tank, at Thames Water, in Aldenham, Watford, on the morning of Friday, 19 August.

It is not known how long he had been there, but as badgers are nocturnal and there were no steps or alternative means of exit, it is thought it must have been since at least the night before…. Continue reading…

13.11.2014

On the 3 November, we were called to rescue a tiny five week old kitten who was found in an oil container on an industrial estate in Watford.

He was incredibly scrawny and covered in thick black oil. He was nothing but a pair of huge pitiful eyes, so he has since been named Gollum after the character from the Lord of the Rings.

Gollum was rushed straight to the vets, where after a careful wash it was quite … Continue reading…