The RSPCA is appealing for information after an owl was intentionally hanged from a tree by his wing in a Nuneaton wood.

The tawny owl was found by two members of the public in woodland known as “The Rough” in Arbury Park Estate, on Sunday, 4 October.

He was hanging off an 8ft-high branch by a piece of string which was tied to the end of his left wing. The owl was still alive but appeared to be very lethargic.An … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is reminding people about the dangers football netting can pose to wildlife after a badger got so entangled he had to be rescued.

The badger was spotted by a member of the public on Monday (5 October) morning at a school in Wolverhampton.

Two officers from the RSPCA worked together to free her before she was taken to Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich. She was also found to have wounds to her face.

Once at Stapeley, it … Continue reading…

A cygnet who had a small piece of metal lodged in his throat is expected to make a good recovery after being rescued by the RSPCA.

The RSPCA was called after members of the public saw the young swan struggling to swallow at Oundle Wharf in Station Road, Oundle, Northamptonshire.

RSPCA inspector Polly Underwood went to the incident on Sunday afternoon (20 September). She said: “When I caught him, I could immediately feel that there was something stuck in his … Continue reading…

RSPCA appeals for information

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a female badger was found caught in a snare in a remote spot near Peterborough.

The wild mammal was discovered off a country trail in Hampton Nature Reserve in Nature’s Way, Hampton Hargate last Thursday (17 September) by a volunteer group monitoring wildlife in the area.

They found her collapsed and injured, with breathing difficulties, and called the RSPCA for help.

RSPCA inspector Justin Stubbs said: “Sadly the badger … Continue reading…

RSPCA appeals for information about Baloo and Bagheera

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two kittens were seen being thrown out of a car in Bognor, West Sussex on Thursday (17 September).

A member of the public saw the two little black cats, both males and thought to be aged around 12 weeks, being picked up from the back seat of a large silver car from his home in Regents Way at around 3.30pm. They were chucked onto the … Continue reading…