17.01.14

A pair of orphaned otter cubs rescued by us have become firm friends after they were stranded in separate incidents during the recent storms.

Santon and Storm are being cared for at our Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Cheshire after they were both separated from their mothers in river storm surges.

Inspectors were called to collect a 12-week-old female cub after she was discovered shivering and cold in a barn at the back of a pub called Santon Bridge  … Continue reading…

Tuesday 31 December 2013

An orphaned otter cub found on the bank of an estuary in Gwynedd is making good progress at an RSPCA wildlife centre.

The male otter cub was discovered by a member of the public after they heard loud squeaking noises while out walking near the village of Talsarnau on Boxing Day.

When there was no sign of the parents returning and as the cub was becoming increasingly distressed he was taken into the care of a … Continue reading…

26.12.13

A new survey released today (Boxing Day) shows 80 per cent of the Great British public think that fox hunting should not be made legal again.

Released by the League Against Cruel Sports, RSPCA and IFAW, the survey also shows:

  • 85 per cent think deer hunting should not be made legal again.
  • 87 per cent think hare hunting/coursing should not be made legal again.
  • Those living in rural areas did not hold different views to those living in urban
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16.12.13

We are set to release two geese, which had been shot with crossbows, back to the wild tomorrow (17 December).

The pair were rescued by us after they were seen injured on The Mere in Elsmere, Shropshire.

The release is even more poignant for RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) Elaine Williams after she had her nose broken by one of the geese while trying to catch it.

One of the geese had been shot in its wing by a … Continue reading…

09.12.13

Today we launched a crisis appeal to support the East Winch Wildlife Centre which is caring for more than 100 orphaned seal pups following the recent floods on the Norfolk coast.

It costs £22 a week to feed each seal, with pups expected to require up to five months of rehabilitation after being separated from their mothers by last week’s tidal surge.

The wildlife centre, in Norfolk, is at full capacity with the young pups – many still … Continue reading…