The RSPCA is appealing for information after four kittens were abandoned in Stoke-on-Trent – of which two sadly died.

The week-old kittens were crying when they were found in a box at the side of a road in Settle Grove on Thursday 31 August. The member of the public who found them took the kittens back to their home and called the RSPCA.

Sadly, two of the kittens died overnight. The surviving two – who have been named Doris and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after receiving reports that ducks are being shot at on a Walsall canal.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity on Thursday 31 August after witnessing two ducks being shot dead with a pellet gun on a canal behind a row of houses in St John’s Close.

RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant said: “We are very concerned to hear that someone is deliberately targeting wildlife in such a cruel way. There have … Continue reading…

Two seabirds who had been blown off course have been rescued from landlocked Nottingham – 80 miles away from the coast.

The Manx shearwaters were found in different locations in the city – one in the Dunkirk area of the city and the other in the Mapperley Park area.

Both were lethargic but uninjured. It is thought they had become exhausted as a result of being blown off course.

They have now been transferred to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife … Continue reading…

Five intrepid animal-lovers will take on one of Cheshire’s longest walking trails this weekend to raise funds for an RSPCA wildlife centre.

The team will take on the 55km-long Sandstone Trail on Saturday (23 September) to raise money for Nantwich’s Stapeley Grange.

They will start at 5.30am and are aiming to walk the trail, which goes from Frodsham to Whitchurch, in 14 hours.

The team is being led by the centre’s manager Lee Stewart, and includes Lee’s wife Laura, RSPCA … Continue reading…

A man has been disqualified from keeping animals for 10 years after nineteen cats – including one with a deep wound across his head – were rescued from poor conditions in his one-bedroom flat.

Mark Theed (DOB 6/1/1961), of Priory Crescent, in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, appeared at High Wycombe Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (14 September) to be sentenced for seven offences under the Animal Welfare Act, which he pleaded guilty to at an earlier hearing.

The court heard that police attended … Continue reading…