Fox rescue in Solihull among most memorable for RSPCA - The Solihull Observer

Fox rescue in Solihull among most memorable for RSPCA

Solihull Editorial 2nd Jan, 2020   0

THIS dramatic picture of a stricken fox found entangled in a Solihull garden shows one of the more memorable rescues for RSPCA officers in 2019, the charity said.

The RSPCA – which rescues more than 110,000 animals every year – is often called out to shocking, upsetting and disgusting incidents of animal cruelty and neglect.

But the RSPCA’s rescuers are also on the frontline when it comes to helping animals who find themselves in a spot of bother, and need to be freed from sticky situations.

In October, a fox needed a helping hand when it was stuck in a tangle of ivy hanging from a garden fence.

Solihull RSPCA animal collection officer Cara Gibbon said: “The fox was in a real tangle but I was able to cut him down and, thankfully, he wasn’t injured. His nails were a little worn down from scratching at the fence but I was able to release him back into the gardens straight away.”

The ‘fox in a fix’ made it into a national rundown of rescues from the RSPCA – which included saving snakes and seals.

Officers were called to help an injured grey seal stuck on top of a World War Two pillbox in Yorkshire, and in Middlesbrough a pet snake was abandoned inside a takeaway carton at a McDonalds.


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