Tag: Animals

Could you foster a hedgehog?

  A Hampshire based wildlife rescue charity has issued advice on helping hedgehogs to survive winter and is looking for people to foster the little creatures through the cold months ahead. HART Wildlife Rescue say that currently, hedgehogs – including young juveniles born during September and October – will be trying to fatten up for…

Guinea pigs left to die in woods

A local animal shelter is looking after two terrifed guinea pigs after they were found abandoned in a cage in the middle of a Wiltshire wood. The RSPCA was called on Saturday evening  to Southampton Road, in Alderbury, Salisbury. A man had found two Guinea pigs dumped with a dirty cage in the woods and…

Lost dog rescued from well

An overnight dog hunt had a happy ending as a four-year-old labradoodle was pulled safely from a well in Eastleigh this morning. Lily had gone missing while being walked in woods off Chestnut Avenue yesterday afternoon, sparking a hunt that carried on into the early hours and spread into a social media appeal on Facebook.…

Homeless man living in Bishopstoke woods

A homeless man has been living in a tent in Stoke Park woods for the last three weeks. When local carvery chef Desmond Spiers (28) lost his home and his job he turned to Eastleigh Borough Council for help but then rejected their offer of a space at a night shelter in Winchester because he…

RSPCA hunt for owner of neglected pet

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an elderly collie type dog was found straying and in a poorly condition in the Buttsash area of Hythe. The dark brindle-coloured dog was found on Netley View Estate by a member of the public who kindly took her in and contacted the New Forest District Council dog…

Calving heifer rescued from slurry pit

  Specialist Firefighters from the HFRS animal rescue unit based at Eastleigh rescued a calving mother and her baby from a slurry pit disaster in Crawley yesterday (07 August). In a miracle rescue the heifer and calf were saved from the pit with the calf being safely born minutes later. Animal rescue specialist Anton Phillips said:…