The RSPCA is appealing for information after a terrified young puppy was left tied to a tree at daybreak in a muddy area of a Somerset village.

A group of people from the village of Creech St. Michael near Taunton Deane were out walking their dog in an area known to locals as ‘20-acre field’ at about 7:30am on Friday, 15 January. They saw a young man running away down the canal path, and shortly after they heard the sound … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is urging people to get their pets microchipped as it gives them the best chance of being identified and returned home if they become lost or stolen.

From Wednesday, 6 April – a couple of months away – it will be become a legal requirement for dogs to be microchipped in Wales.

The charity is now calling on members of the public to check that their dogs are microchipped and also ensure that their contact details are up … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to come forward after a dog’s body was pulled from a lake in Stoke-on-Trent.

A member of the public spotted the body in a lake at Central Forest Park, in Hanley Road, on Sunday (24 January).

It is not known how the dog – a male brown Staffordshire bull terrier – died. There are no obvious injuries, and he was not microchipped or wearing a collar.

RSPCA inspector John Groake, who is investigating, said: “We … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a 4ft orange cornsnake was found by a bin in Wolverhampton.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA after finding the animal on Walsall Street, in Willenhall, on Wednesday night (20 January).

RSPCA animal collection officer Kirsty Martuccio said: “The snake was very cold and as a result – snakes need warmth – wasn’t able to move much, and there were no obvious injuries.

“It is unlikely the snake would have been … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a severely injured dog was found in a Birkenhead cemetery.

The dog was found by members of the public in undergrowth in a remote part of a cemetery off Collin Road, in Prenton, Merseyside, on Saturday (25 January).

Vets who examined the dog – who was named Elmo by veterinary staff – said that every bone in his body had been broken at some point in his life.

Four different vets, including a … Continue reading…