‘It was like the Jungle Book!’: 10ft python rescued from tree – in Cambridgeshire

The RSPCA and firefighters were called to rescue a 10ft-long python from a tree in Cambridgeshire on Friday, 27 August. A motorcyclist was driving down a quiet country lane in Conington when he saw the large reptile slithering across the…

Oh deer! Rescue mission after fallow deer ‘misjudges gap’ between tree and post

A team of rescuers used hydraulics to prise a tree and concrete post apart to free a deer who was stuck after ‘misjudging the gap’. RSPCA animal rescue officer Rachel Edwards was called to Bear Lane, Reading, on 14 February…

Swan with dog bite rescued, treated and released back into wild – all in one night

The RSPCA and officers from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have rescued a swan with a dog bite from a pond in Sheffield, to applause from local people. The RSPCA attended Frecheville Pond just off Hopedale Road at around 5pm…

Cat rescued after week stuck in canal lock

RSPCA trying to find owner of cat nicknamed Ripley by his rescuers RSPCA officers made a makeshift camera to locate a cat stuck behind a wooden panel in a Manchester canal lock.  RSPCA inspector Daniel Tomlinson and animal collection officer…

Pony rescued from muddy bog

‘We have no idea how long the pony was stuck neck-high in the muddy water’ RSPCA officers and fire crews launched a rescue mission to save a pony stuck neck-high in muddy flood water in Northamptonshire.  The young piebald cob…

Howl-p! Rescue mission after dog falls 6ft down uncovered drain

RSPCA and fire crews rescue dog from drain and reunite him with his owner A dog needed a helping paw after escaping from his home and falling down a 6ft-deep drain.  RSPCA Inspector Dave Holgate was called to Springwood Avenue,…

Frosty the pony rescued just days before Christmas after falling down bank

Yearling hauled up bank and brought back from ‘brink of death’ by rescuers A team of animal heroes worked together to haul an exhausted, young pony who had fallen down a bank back to safety and bring him back to…

Cat and kittens rescued from kitchen fire

Fire crews and RSPCA rescue cat and three kittens with special pet oxygen masks. West Midlands Fire Service and the RSPCA rescued a cat and three kittens from a kitchen fire.  RSPCA animal collection officer Cara Gibbon was on call…

Pooch rescued after being stuck for four hours underground

Firefighters rescued a little dog trapped down an underground rabbit warren – by listening for his heartbeat. The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was mobilised to help the distressed pet after the alarm was raised at 12.26pm on Monday, August…

Rescue bid to reach cat stuck on top of 40ft electricity pole carrying 11,000V power lines

RSPCA and Western Power Distribution launch rescue mission for a curious cat RSPCA officers and crews from Western Power Distribution worked together to rescue a cat who got stuck atop a 40ft electricity pole in Leicestershire last week. The puss –…

Cow stuck between fence and trees is freed in joint rescue mission

Dog walkers spotted the stricken heifer wedged between tree trunks and a fence RSPCA officers and firefighters had a huge task on their hands after being called to a cow stuck on her side between two trees and a fence.…

RSPCA and Humberside Fire and Rescue Service Rescue Stranded Dog from a river in Hull, UK

The Royal Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animal (RSPCA) teamed up with Humberside Fire & Rescue Service to save the life of a dog who was stuck in the River Hull. Fire crews were called to Marsden Landing,…

Fire crews help to rescue baby seal

Fire crews helped rescue a seal cub after it became stranded on a Birchington beach last night (24 August 2017). The RSPCA phoned Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) for assistance at around 9.15pm. After an initial assessment by a KFRS…

What’s flue, pussycat? Kitten rescued after getting stuck inside chimney

A plucky kitten which had got herself wedged 8ft up a chimney was freed after a four-hour rescue operation between the RSPCA and Merseyside Fire Service resulting in the RSPCA inspector and fire crew getting completely covered in soot! Lola’s worried…

Specialist pet oxygen masks now carried by all fire engines in East Sussex

Two charities have teamed up to equip all fire engines in East Sussex with specialist pet oxygen kits in an effort to save the lives of more animals. The RSPCA has joined forces with Smokey Paws to pay for one…

Kitten wedged inside wall of house is rescued

RSPCA and Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service free kitten from a tight spot. A kitten who crawled into a hole in a wall in his owner’s home and then got wedged has had to be rescued by the RSPCA…

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