The RSPCA is appealing for information after six kittens were cramped into a cat carrier and abandoned in a Derbyshire street.

The kittens, aged around six weeks old, were found in Gate House, off Main Street, in Long Eaton – on the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire border – on Good Friday (14 April).

RSPCA inspector Dave McAdam said: “The kittens had been squashed into this cat carrier and were very distressed when they were discovered.

“It is appalling to think that … Continue reading…

A man who tortured a dog by hanging him by his collar, stabbing him and burning him alive has been disqualified from keeping animals for life.

Jamie Weir (DOB 26/09/1995), of Home Farm Road, Birkenhead, pleaded guilty earlier this year to causing unnecessary suffering a crossbreed Staffordshire bull terrier named Jack, resulting in his death.

At Wirral Magistrates’ Court today (Friday 21 April), Weir was given the lifetime disqualification order on all animals and a 24-week prison sentence, to run … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging dog-owners to be cautious after nine dogs in the Dunkirk area of Nottingham have been treated for suspected poisoning in the last three weeks.

It is not known what the dogs have ingested, however the dogs – who have all since recovered – all showed similar neurological symptoms, including seizures and impaired movement.

RSPCA inspector Laura Kirkham said: “These must have been very distressing incidents for the dogs and their owners. We are thankful to the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a gerbil in his cage was abandoned “like a piece of rubbish” in a skip.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA on Tuesday (18 April) after finding the gerbil in the skip in Prescelly Close, Nuneaton.

The gerbil is now in the care of the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Louise Marston said: “This is so sad and it sickens me that someone just threw the gerbil in the skip to die, as … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is hoping to reunite a kitten with her owner, after the plucky moggy found herself stranded 15ft up a tree.

The young female kitten, thought to be around five months old, was rescued on Friday last week (14 April) after being spotted by a concerned member of the public up the tree in Jardine Crescent, Coventry.

RSPCA inspector Louise Marston said: “A local tree surgeon carefully climbed the tree to get her down. As soon as he got … Continue reading…