The RSPCA is appealing for information after a young kitten was found in an abandoned caravan which was full of foliage and mouldy food.

The unkempt caravan was located on a lay-by in Fosse Way, Warwickshire, past Monks Kirby. Confined inside was a black male kitten, approximately eight weeks old.

The kitten has been named Kirby after the location where he was found and is currently in the RSPCA’s care.

RSPCA inspector Louise Labram, who attended the incident, said: “The … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urging the people of Swansea to vote with their feet and give a travelling show using wild animals – that has arrived in the area – a miss.

The animal welfare charity has long pushed for a complete ban on the use of wild animals in circuses. The power to introduce a ban lies with the National Assembly for Wales.

The complex needs of wild animals can never be adequately met in a circus environment with regular … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after four cats in the same street died from suspected poisonings.

The cats, who lived in homes in Kirby Drive, Dudley, all died in the last week of September. It is not known for certain what poisoned them.

RSPCA inspector Kelly Lake said: “This is very distressing for the owners of the cats who died. The RSPCA is always deeply concerned to hear about suspected poisonings. Animals are often extremely curious and will be … Continue reading…

A CEREMONY to celebrate the successful winners of the Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) awards will be held in Cardiff Bay today (14 October).

The winners will be presented with their awards by the Minister for Communities & Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths AM and RSPCA Cymru board chair and RSPCA council member Paul Baxter.

This year, 11 organisations across Wales have received awards in three categories – stray dog provision, contingency planning and housing provision; with bronze, silver and gold … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an owl was intentionally hanged from a tree by his wing in a Nuneaton wood.

The tawny owl was found by two members of the public in woodland known as “The Rough” in Arbury Park Estate, on Sunday, 4 October.

He was hanging off an 8ft-high branch by a piece of string which was tied to the end of his left wing. The owl was still alive but appeared to be very lethargic.An … Continue reading…