The RSPCA is appealing for information following reports of a dog being beaten in Burton.

Members of the public witnessed a man beating his dog with a chain lead – which had a padlock on it – at Coopers Square shopping centre, in Burton, at around 11.20am on Friday, 24 June.

The dog was a white Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog flecked with brown spots and with brown patches on his face. He was wearing a black studded leather collar.

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The RSPCA is investigating after a cat shot with an air rifle in Nottingham had to have her leg amputated.

Phoebe, a six-year-old ginger-and-white cat, suffered the injury on Sunday morning last weekend (26 June) near to her home in Glebe Road, Carlton.

She was taken to a vet, where X-rays showed that the pellet had shattered her front left leg so severely that it needed to be removed.

Phoebe’s owner, Tina Humphreys, 39, said: “My husband let Phoebe out … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a cat shot with an air rifle had to have his leg amputated.

Arthur, an 18-month-old black longhair cat, was found by his owner Kevin Morrison limping after going missing for a day from his home in Boulton Drive, Alvaston on Sunday, 26 June.

He was taken to a vet, where X-rays revealed the pellet from an air rifle lodged in his leg.

Kevin said: “At first I thought that maybe he had a thorn … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog died from suspected poisoning in Walsall.

The three-year-old male shih-tzu died on Tuesday, 14 June after his owner saw him having a fit at their home in Tamar Close after going out for a walk near to his home.

He was taken to the vets, where it was confirmed that he had ingested poison. Sadly, he died later that day. It has not been confirmed what sort of substance it was…. Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for information after five newborn puppies were found in a box in Merthyr Tydfil.

The puppies, who are approximately two weeks-old, were found on a bridlepath behind Asda, Dowlais Top, yesterday (30 June).

RSPCA inspector Gemma Cooper said: “It appears that these poor puppies have just been abandoned in a box.

“The five puppies appear healthy, but are so young and could have died if they had not been found. We don’t know how long they … Continue reading…