The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was rescued by a jogger who heard crying coming from a black bin bag in a canal in the village of Great Haywood, Stafford.


The male jogger heard the faint cries of a cat coming from the bin bag which was half floating in the water.


He pulled the bag out which was tied with a knot and found a male black and white cat inside.


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The RSPCA is trying to trace the owners of a cat who was found by a member of the public dumped in a wheelie bin in Merthyr Tydfil with severe injuries.

As well as the shocking abdominal injury which had left her intestines hanging out, the young tortoiseshell cat also had serious lacerations to her tail.

The cat – who has since been dubbed Hope – was otherwise in good body condition and had a pink leopard print collar with … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information about the owner of a dead horse found at the side of train tracks at Effingham station in Surrey.

The horse was found early this morning ( Wednesday 10 April) covered in hedge clippings.


It is a piebald mare and very emaciated, wearing a maroon rug and a blue head collar.


RSPCA inspector Emma Swadlo said: “The horse died quite recently and we think it may have been dumped there overnight.

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The RSPCA are appealing for information about a man seen drowning his dog.


The man was spotted yesterday (Monday 8 April) beneath the jetty at Hole Haven Point on Canvey Island. He was holding a small ginger terrier under the water for at least eight minutes.  It is not known who the dog belongs to.


The man was described as in his 50s with grey hair and a stocky build. He was wearing a dark navy jacket with … Continue reading…

Friday 5 April 2013

The RSPCA is pleased with the response to last week’s rabbit welfare event in Rochdale, organised because of concerns about the number of unwanted, abandoned and neglected rabbits in the area.


The two day event – which took place on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 March at RSPCA Rochdale & District branch animal centre – saw 21 rabbits and two Guinea pigs brought through the door by their owners.


The RSPCA offered them free … Continue reading…