The RSPCA is appealing for information after a young emaciated puppy, thought to be aged around six weeks old, was abandoned in a cat carrier in a supermarket car park.

The female dog, thought to be a springer spaniel or pointer crossbreed, was found by a passer-by quivering in the carrier in the car park of Tesco, in Derby Street, Leigh, on Wednesday, 10 August.

As well as being underweight, the puppy – who has been named Lilian – was … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is warning about the dangers of glue traps after a robin had to be rescued when he got stuck on one in Luton.

The animal welfare charity was called on Thursday (18 August) after the robin was spotted on the trap in the garden of a house in Stoneygate Road.

Kate Wright, animal collection officer (ACO), attended the incident. She said: “The person who put the trap down was absolutely horrified. He had put it down because of … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is reminding people about the importance of cat neutering after a spate of cat abandonments at the charity’s Coventry branch.

One of the cats abandoned at the Coundon Wedge Drive centre in recent weeks was particularly vulnerable as she was heavily pregnant, and another was dumped on a hot day.

Jade Mason, the branch’s cattery supervisor, said staff were concerned that people were abandoning animals at the branch. She said: “This puts the cats in a very vulnerable … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two baby rabbits were abandoned near a landfill in Stoke-on-Trent.

A man contacted the animal welfare charity after spotting the domestic pets – thought to be aged around three months old – on land near to Newford Valley Landfill, in Sneyd Green, on Thursday last week (11 August).

Both bunnies – one brown and one grey – were emaciated, dehydrated and had diarrhea. Sadly, the brown rabbit was very poorly and died later … Continue reading…

They are supposed to symbolise good luck – but sadly in reality, not all black cats are so lucky.

The RSPCA’s Stafford, Wolverhampton and District branch has become inundated with black cats which they are struggling to rehome – and they currently have more black than any other colour.

Alison Plant, from the branch, said: “Sadly many of our long-term cats who have been with us for many months are black, which is such a shame as they are all … Continue reading…