The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated elderly German Shepherd was found collapsed in Birmingham.

The male dog, thought to be aged 10, was found collapsed on a grass verge in Blossom Grove, Hodge Hill, on Monday (11 Jan).

He was immediately taken to the vets but he was so ill that he sadly died later that day.

RSPCA animal collection officer Karl Marston said: “The poor dog was very ill – he was emaciated, covered in open … Continue reading…

Two tiny otter pups orphaned by the recent storms are working up a huge appetite – by eating half a kilo of trout a day at an RSPCA wildlife centre.

The otters were found by a member of the public in Rea Brook, Shrewsbury, on 23 December. They were left orphaned after becoming separated from their mum during the recent storms.

In the wild, their mum would find the trout for them to eat, but now the pair – who … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to think carefully about the commitments of getting a pet after a poorly kitten was dumped in a blanket by a bin in Sutton Coldfield.

 The 10-week-old black male kitten was found by a member of the public at 1.30am on Friday morning by an industrial bin in Birmingham Road.

The kitten, who has been named Belushi, is now in the RSPCA’s care. The young kitten was found to be suffering from cat flu.

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RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a leopard gecko was found in a Newport garden.

The homeowner contacted the RSPCA on Saturday (9 January) after discovering the gecko at their Chelston Place garden.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Fiona Thomas said: “The caller wasn’t sure how the gecko came to be in their garden. They asked around neighbours if they knew who the owner was but didn’t find out anything. The caller kindly took the gecko to a nearby … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after a bearded dragon was found in Port Talbot with chronic metabolic bone disease.

The bearded dragon was found in a shoebox in an alleyway behind Farmfield Avenue on Thursday (7 January).

RSPCA Inspector Gemma Cooper said: “This poor bearded dragon looks like he has been dumped like rubbish in a shoebox.

“Metabolic disease is a sure sign that the animal has not been cared for properly and it can be fatal. The bearded … Continue reading…