A man has been jailed after photos were found on his phone of his dogs being set on badgers.

Paul Tomlinson (DOB 24/06/1986), of Melford Road, Nottingham, was found guilty after a trial in January of one charge of keeping three dogs for use in connection with an animal fight, under section 8 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, and two charges of willfully killing or attempting to kill a badger, under section 1 of the Protection of Badgers Act … Continue reading…

They may be senior “kittizens” but these three cats are desperately in need of a home to live out their retirement.

Argo, aged 12, Toffee, 11, and Fudge, 13, are all residents at the RSPCA’s Stafford, Wolverhampton and District branch – but due to their age, they have been overlooked by people who want to adopt a cat.

Alison Plant, from the branch, said: “It’s so sad that they keep getting overlooked because of their age, as all three of … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre will soon be able to purchase new equipment thanks to a group of fundraising hairdressers.

Staff from Style Counsel, in Edleston Road, Crewe, celebrated their 25th anniversary by undertaking the five-mile walk to raise money for Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich.

Organiser Caron Hull said they were inspired to help Stapeley Grange after they witnessed the work of RSPCA staff two years ago. She said: “The centre was involved in looking after cygnets from Queens … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for people who witnessed an alleged dog attack on a cat in Liverpool to come forward with information.

The charity has been made aware of a post on social media over the weekend, which states that a Staffordshire Bull terrier-type dog fatally attacked a ginger cat in Delamore Street, Kirkdale, on Tuesday 2 February while the dog owner watched.

The dog was allegedly off his lead when the incident occurred.

RSPCA spokeswoman Rachel Butler said: “At … Continue reading…

RSPCA appeals for information

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a three month-old puppy was found dumped with a fractured leg by an alleyway full of rubbish.

The black and white Lurcher cross – now named Poppy – was found behind a garden shed in Gurney Crescent, Croydon on Sunday (30 January). A member of the public called us with concern after spotting her limping.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Rosemary Leach said: “Poppy was found hiding behind a … Continue reading…