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Here's a selection of our latest wildlife rescues, releases and blogs.
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.
Caged buzzards left outside wildlife centre
The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after two buzzards were left outside its National Wildlife Rescue Centre in a dog crate.
Rescued deer fawns bouncing back
An orphaned deer fawn found trapped in a fence in Aberdeenshire is being cared for by the Scottish SPCA.
Baby red squirrels rescued
The Scottish SPCA is hand-rearing two red squirrel siblings found orphaned in Elgin.
Deer becoming lost in Edinburgh
The Scottish SPCA is asking dog owners in Edinburgh to keep their pets under control after rescuing several deer in the Corstorphine area.
Pigeon rescued from TV aerial
The Scottish SPCA was called to rescue a wood pigeon after its leg became tethered to a TV aerial in Midlothian.
Orphaned pine marten rescued
The Scottish SPCA is caring for an adorable pine marten found orphaned in Stirlingshire.
Red squirrel orphans rescued
Two helpless red squirrel kits are recovering in the Scottish SPCA’s care after they were found alone in Dundee
Fox cub caught in football netting
The Scottish SPCA is encouraging parents to remove the nets from children’s football goals when they are not in use after a fox cub became trapped in netting in an Edinburgh garden.
Kestrel found tangled in tree
The Scottish SPCA was called after a kestrel was spotted tangled in a tree in Dumfries and Galloway.