The RSPCA is appealing for information after a foal was found with burn injuries in Derbyshire died.

Four-month-old Angus, was found by his owner with burn injuries to his leg and face while he was stabled in Alexandra Terrace, in Pinxton, on Wednesday (August 19).

Angus was treated by a vet but sadly he did not recover and died.

RSPCA Inspector Teresa Potter, who is investigating the incident, said: “It is difficult to know for sure what caused these severe … Continue reading…

THE RSPCA helped rescue a bird that was trapped on a power line.

We were contacted by a member of the public after a rook was found caught in some wiring by his foot on an electricity post at Picton Road, Picton, Holywell, yesterday [27 August].

RSPCA inspector Rachael Davies said: “Scottish Power were really helpful and arrived within 30 minutes of calling them.

“The rook was rescued from the wire, but unfortunately was put to sleep due to his … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information about a goose seen being attacked outside a pub in York.

 

We were called on Saturday, 15 August with reports of a man violently kicking the wild bird outside the Lowther Pub at Kings Staith, just after midnight. It is suspected that he may have caused an injury to the bird’s leg.

 

Unfortunately by the time the inspector arrived at the scene, the goose had returned to the water and could not … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in Nottinghamshire.

The male tabby cat, who had no collar and was not microchipped, was found with the injuries by a member of the public in Crowtrees Lane, Sutton-in-Ashfield, on Friday (21 August).

He was taken to a vets where the injuries to his stomach were found to be caused by an air gun. They were so severe that the vet humanely put him to sleep to prevent further … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has welcomed the news that Monmouthshire County Council has banned sky lanterns and mass balloon releases on council-owned or managed land.

This latest move brings the number of local authorities in Wales who have banned lantern releases on their land to a total of 13. Sky lanterns – often known as Chinese lanterns – can harm wildlife, livestock and other animals by causing injuries that lead to suffering and a slow painful death. Animals can also eat balloons … Continue reading…