Murray

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a middle-aged Jack Russell terrier was found tied up to a tree off of a pathway in Bickenhall Woods, near Taunton, on Saturday 9 July.

A couple spotted the small dog, now named Murray, who is believed to be about seven years-old after he was abandoned in the woods. They first saw him at 9:30am and by midday, nobody had returned to collect him.

RSPCA inspector Peter Barton said: “To leave any animal … Continue reading…

The staff from the RSPCA’s Solent branch will be breathing new life into a colourful range of vintage RSPCA dog-shaped collection boxes in a new competition.

The hidden treasures were found in a storeroom and had not been used for many years, so staff came up with the idea to refurbish them in their spare time as part of a team challenge that will aim to raise money for the animals in their care.

Staff from all of the branch’s … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a fox covered in oil was found wrapped in a jumper on a Luton street.

A member of the public found the body in Oakley Road, Luton, on Monday 11 July and immediately called the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Lauren Bailey, who is investigating, said: “This is a very strange incident and we are keen to find out what happened to the fox, as he had been deliberately wrapped in a … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a swan was shot in Staffordshire.

A member of the public witnessed a man aiming at and shooting the swan on a lake at Croxall Lakes nature reserve in Croxall Road, in Alrewas, at 9am on Thursday, 7 July. A body of a swan was later found nearby.

RSPCA inspector Kate Levesley, who is investigating, said: “This is a shocking incident which would have been very distressing for anyone who saw it.

“The … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three cats died from antifreeze poisoning in the same area of Burntwood since the start of the year.

The cats – who all lived around Oak Lane in the Chase Terrace area – all died from kidney failure, with tests confirming that they ingested antifreeze. The third cat died earlier this month.

RSPCA inspector Kate Levesley said: “This is a very upsetting incident which has resulted in the deaths of three much-loved family … Continue reading…