The RSPCA is appealing for information after the decomposed bodies of four cats were found in bin bags in some woods in a Derbyshire town.

A member of the public made the discovery in the woods in Nottingham Lane, Riddings, on Tuesday (19 April) and contacted the police, who contacted the RSPCA.

Two of the cats – one a tabby and the other possibly a tortoiseshell – were wearing black and white collars. Also found were a skull and bones … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an appeal for information concerning a tanned Sharpei.

The female dog was found alone and wandering through the woods at Coed Bryndansi, Llanelian-yn-Rhos near Colwyn Bay.

Unfortunately, despite the new law in Wales requiring all dogs to be microchipped and the details kept up to date, the information on the microchip wasn’t correct. The RSPCA are keen to track down her owners and find out how she came to be left in the woods alone.

She … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for people to come forward with information after a goose was shot with a 31-inch arrow in Stockport.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA after seeing the goose with the arrow through his body at a lake in Clarendon Road, Hazel Grove.

The arrow had gone straight through the goose’s body, skimming his heart and missing all of his vital organs. It is thought that the arrow had been there for at least a … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is pleased to announce the launch of the Community Animal Welfare Footprint (CAWF) awards scheme for 2016.

Established in 2008, CAWF is the only award scheme in England and Wales that recognises the commitment and achievement of Local Authorities, contingency planners and housing providers in improving and delivering animal welfare.

There are four award categories – stray dog provision, contingency planning, housing provision and animal establishments licensing; with bronze, silver and gold standards for each. In 2015, there … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information to try and find out the owner of a king snake who was found in an empty flat in Ebbw Vale.

The three-foot kingsnake, believed to be an escaped pet, fell from an attic opening as a member of staff from Tai Calon Community Housing moved a bag.

Supervisor Celfyn Chappell says it gave him a bit of a shock. “It was the last thing I expected to happen. At first I thought it … Continue reading…