The RSPCA is issuing a warning about the dangers of netting to wildlife after a terrified buck became entangled in some which had been left discarded.

 

A member of the public spotted the “distressed” deer with his head and antlers in a twisted tangle of plastic netting at the side of Castle Bytham Road in Swayfield, Lincolnshire, on Wednesday.

 

RSPCA Inspector Andy Bostock rushed to the scene to help the terrified animal which was running around in circles … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru officers rescued almost 23 animals each and every day in 2017, as new figures – for RSPCA Week – highlight the breadth of the charity’s frontline work.

The new data, launched today (14 June) within the RSPCA’s Annual Summary for Wales, shows the RSPCA inspectorate rescued 8,220 animals – including pets, farm animals and wildlife – throughout 2017.

More rescues were completed by the RSPCA over the year than in both 2016 and 2015, with the figure … Continue reading…

In the week that the World Cup is kicking off, the RSPCA is releasing a multitude of photos to remind people how dangerous sports netting is to animals if it is not put away after use.

Last year, 1,010 animals were rescued by the animal welfare charity after getting tangled in netting – with the numbers peaking in June and July.

Already this year, the RSPCA has rescued 442 animals from netting, which included 136 animals rescued in May alone … Continue reading…

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 trapped in a metal fence had a slippery escape after an RSPCA inspector used soapy water to free the animal from his plight.

RSPCA Cymru were notified after the hedgehog was found trapped between gaps in a metal fence, at a property on Long Vue Road in Port Talbot.

The hedgehog was badly trapped, and unable to move through the gap – but, fortunately, the RSPCA was able to rescue the animal. The incident took place on Monday … Continue reading…