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> Wildlife latest
Here's a selection of our latest wildlife rescues, releases and blogs.
A case of mistaken identity: week old fox cub mistaken for puppy
The Scottish SPCA is caring for a fox cub after he was mistaken for an abandoned puppy.
A Game of Seals
Every year our Wildlife Centre in Fishcross expects to treat over 100 seal pups between October and March. This year it’s likely that we’ll be rescuing and rehabilitating more than that number. As you can imagine, naming them becomes quite difficult, but this year the staff had a trick up their sleeve.
Born to be wild: Otter cubs released into wild after 12 months in Scottish SPCA care
The Scottish SPCA are celebrating the successful release of two otter cubs on the Isle of Mull.
Deer killed by dogs
The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after the remains of a deer were found on Strathclyde Golf Course, Motehill, Hamilton.
Otter cub duo to be cared for together
The Scottish SPCA is currently caring for two otter cubs.
51 grey seals being cared for at the Scottish SPCA wildlife rescue centre
The Scottish SPCA is caring for 51 grey seal pups at their National Wildlife Rescue Centre.
First grey seal pup of the season rescued
The Scottish SPCA is caring for an orphaned grey seal pup that was found alone on an Aberdeenshire beach.
Otterly adorable cub found orphaned
The Scottish SPCA is caring for an adorable otter cub who found himself orphaned in Grantown-on-Spey.
Hedgehog rescued from drain hole
The Scottish SPCA rescued a trapped hedgehog that fell down a drain hole in Glasgow.
Buzzard rescued after fishing line ordeal
The Scottish SPCA rescued a buzzard found hanging upside down from a tree after becoming trapped by fishing line.
Stowaway Huntsman spider found in Dumbarton shipping container
The Scottish SPCA has removed a Huntsman spider found in Dumbarton after the animal had stowed away on an overseas shipping container.
Deer killed in illegal snare
The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a roe deer was found dead trapped in an illegal snare near North Queensferry. Warning: image may cause distress.
Fishing tackle misery for cygnet
The Scottish SPCA is urging local anglers not to leave litter at Ardeer Quarry, warning they could kill a swan by doing so.
Ducklings rescued from drain
Five ducklings are recovering in the Scottish SPCA’s care after falling down a drain in Ellon.
Warning for anglers as bird suffers
The Scottish SPCA is urging fishing enthusiasts in South Lanarkshire to clear up after themselves after rescuing a bird found with a fishing line through its beak.
Otter cub rescued from roadside
The Scottish SPCA is caring for a seven week old otter cub found orphaned recently in Castle Douglas.
Record number of wild animals released by Scottish SPCA
Last year we returned a record number of wildlife casualties back to their natural habitats!
Second badger killed by dogs
The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a second badger was found dead in Motherwell having been killed by dogs.