Tag Archives: animal rescue

Another life for cat Cheetah

19 Sep

Right! Time to bring you some more news and stories from the animal world! Today I want to share Cheetah’s story- a stray ginger tom cat who’s life was saved by the RSPCA after he was run over and left to die on the side of a road.

Cheetah’s leg was completely crushed by a car and it was several days before he was found dragging his broken leg, and taken to the RSPCA hospital in Putney. Unfortunately nothing could be done to help Cheetah’s leg so it had to be removed.

But there is a happy ending! Cheetah has since learnt to walk on three legs and is becoming more confident by the day. A loving new home has been found for him when he is given the all-clear from the RSPCA’s Southall Cattery. It’s great to hear he is doing well! Things could’ve been very different for Cheetah if nobody had found him on that road.

You can read more about Cheetah’s story and watch a video of him in action right here: http://blogs.rspca.org.uk/insights/2013/09/16/animalhospitals-perform-life-saving-operations/#.UjpcKzZwZLM


September already!

3 Sep

After a very busy summer of working on my dissertation, I’m back! I can’t believe it’s September already, but there’s still time for lots more blog posts this year about all things ‘animal’!

To start us off, take a look at this story from the RSPCA about a hedgehog who had a very lucky escape after getting trapped in a badminton net. The poor creature was found in a garden in Somerset with the net wound so tightly around him that he was unable to move or feed. Luckily, the hedgehog was found by a member of the public and is now making a full recovery at the RSPCA’s West Hatch Wildlife Centre. He will be released back into the wild when he is well enough.

You can read the full story here: http://news.rspca.org.uk/2013/09/03/hedgehog-in-a-tangle/

What a lucky escape!

Calling all animal charity supporters!

15 Aug

Thank you to all of you who have completed my animal charity dissertation survey so far. I greatly appreciate your help! I still need a few more responses though so if anyone else currently supports an animal charity (either by donating or volunteering) please could you take just a few minutes to fill it in? You’ll be doing me a huge favour!


I’m super busy at the moment but I promise I’ll be back with lots more exciting animal posts in the very near future!

Thanks again!

RSPCA rescue porcupine in Birmingham

11 Aug

The RSPCA recently made a fairly rare rescue concerning an escaped porcupine! The porcupine was discovered in Birmingham when a dog returned to his owner covered in porcupine spikes. Inspectors from the RSPCA had to carefully catch the spikey creature and keep him safe in a kennel until the owner could be traced.

It turned out that the porcupine’s owner was in fact a lady who looks after wild animals professionally. The porcupine had just recently come to live with her and had dug its way out of its enclosure.

It’s great that the two were reunited, but it is important to emphasise that this lady is an animal specialist and it is not recommended that porcupine’s are kept as pets!

On a final note; I still need lots more responses for my dissertation survey, so if you support a charity (either by donating or volunteering) please take a few minutes to help me out. I’d greatly appreciate it!


Introducing Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care

21 Jul

Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care is a small rabbit-dedicated charity in Glasgow which finds new homes for abandoned and neglected rabbits. They made the final stages of this year’s PetPlan and ADCH Animal Charity Awards for the animal charity team of the year category and they do some amazing work. I’m actually using them as a case study for my dissertation which looks at the media and PR strategies used by different animal charities. Why not take a look at their website and see for yourself the good work they get up to…http://fairlybelovedrabbitcare.org/

RSPCA prepare for ‘Black Saturday’

19 Jul

Tomorrow, Saturday 20th July, has been named ‘Black Saturday’ as it is known as the busiest day of the entire year for the RSPCA’s emergency helpline. A call is expected every eight seconds! That is a lot of work for the RSPCA team to deal with!

To help ease the pressure, the animal charity has suggested a few ways which the public can help this Black Saturday:

1. To report a dog trapped in a hot car, call 999. The RSPCA do not have the legal rights to break into a car, so the police need to be there anyway.

2. Check out the RSPCA website or other animal websites if you just have a general question about animal care.

3. Take injured wildlife to your local vet if possible. This is probably the quickest way to get the wildlife the help they need and vets are compensated for their work.

4. If it is an emergency, wait patiently on the emergency line until an advisor is free to take your call. It is worth a little wait to save an animal’s life!

5. Don’t block the emergency line with time-wasting calls, and show some respect for the emergency line advisors who work extremely hard in a pressured environment!

The RSPCA are doing a fantastic job helping animals. Let’s help them through their busiest day!

Cat thrown over fence is rescued by Blue Cross

15 Jul

A Blue Cross rehoming centre in Southampton was shocked to discover a cat had been thrown over the fence in a cat carrier during opening hours. Instead of taking the poor cat into the centre, she had just been thrown over into the centre’s garden and left there.

Luckily the cat had no apparent injuries apart from suffering from shock. However, it was obvious she had recently given birth to kittens even though none were abandoned with her.

The happy news is that the cat, who has been named Olivia, now has a new loving home with other cats to keep her company. I’m sure she has many happy cat years ahead of her thanks to Blue Cross! It’s still so sad that people can abandon animals in this way though!