A cat was rescued by the RSPCA and West Midlands Fire Service after becoming impaled on a fence in Birmingham.

The young female tabby, who has been named Sparkle, was found by a member of the public on a metal railing fence in their back garden in Bromford Lane, Washwood Heath, on the evening of Friday, 6 November.

A 45cm metal pole had impaled the cat’s left hind leg, causing extensive injuries. She is now recovering in the RSPCA’s care … Continue reading…

A six-foot long Boa constrictor has been rescued by the RSPCA after it was found abandoned in a London park on Friday afternoon (November 6).

Inspectors were called to assist rangers at Danson Park in Bexleyheath who had found the snake in bushes and confined it in a litter bin until help arrived.

The boa has now been transferred to a RSPCA reptile centre for specialist care.

RSPCA inspector Anthony Pulfer said: “It was lucky this poor Boa constrictor was … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is searching for new homes for several young hamsters found abandoned at a property in Berkshire.

Twenty-two Syrian hamsters were rescued from a property in Thatcham, in September, alongside a guinea pig and rabbit.

The animals were found at a home by a member of the public who reported the matter to the RSPCA. Upon visiting the property, an inspector discovered that the animals had been abandoned by their owner.

The hamsters, rabbit and guinea pig were taken … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot with an air rifle in Swadlincote.

The four-year-old white and grey male tabby was found with severe injuries to his back legs in Parliament Street, Newhall, Swadlincote, on Wednesday, 28 October.

On examination at a vets, the injuries were found to have been caused by an air rifle. The cat is now recovering at home.

RSPCA inspector Kate Levesley said: “This is a horrific case of animal cruelty and … Continue reading…

POOR Lucky – he is really hop-ing for his luck to turn.

Sadly, he has been at RSPCA’s Bryn-y-Maen Animal Centre since the beginning of September and is still waiting for his forever home. He has also had his left eye removed.

Kennel and cattery supervisor Chris Butler said: “Lucky is around two years old and came from a home with multiple rabbits. Their owner sadly had ill health and was not in a position to meet their needs.

“Poor … Continue reading…