The RSPCA is investigating after a puppy was tied up and abandoned by a church in a Hertfordshire village on the hottest September day the UK has seen for over 100 years.

The female lurcher-type puppy, thought to be around four months old, was found by a member of the public outside the church in Riverside, in London Colney, on Wednesday last week (14 September), when the UK was experiencing temperatures of up to 30c.

The underweight dog, who has … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is trying to track down the owner of an injured boa constrictor found in Newport.

The four-foot long boa was discovered on Sunday (September 18) and the RSPCA were called to the rescue. The reptile had been found in an open shed which was down an alley off Bassaleg Road.

RSPCA animal collection officer Stephanie Davidson, who picked up the snake and took him to a veterinary surgery, said: “The snake wasn’t moving when I arrived, but that … Continue reading…

ASSEMBLY Member for South Wales West, Suzy Davies, has accompanied the RSPCA inspectorate on several calls in and around the region.

The ride-along on Thursday 15 September gave Mrs Davies a chance to experience what RSPCA officers deal with on a daily basis.

Mrs Davies along with RSPCA animal welfare officer Andrew Harris dealt with a number of routine calls in and around the Swansea area, including a range of welfare concerns about cats and dogs.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated puppy was dumped in the middle of a street in Liverpool, so poorly that onlookers thought he was dead.

The male dog, around three months old, was found collapsed in Queens Drive by a passer-by on Thursday morning (15 September).

The dog, who has been named Francis, was so weak that he could not open his mouth or stand up. He was taken back to a house, where he refused all … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat and her four kittens were abandoned in a hospital toilet in Stockport.

The tortoiseshell mum and her kittens – one female and three males, all around eight weeks old – were found in a blue cat carrier in the public toilets at Stepping Hill Hospital on the afternoon of Sunday, 4 September.

The cats are now in the RSPCA’s care at the charity’s Altrincham branch, where they have been named after … Continue reading…