The RSPCA’s Coventry branch has launched an appeal to raise £2,500 for one of its resident dogs who urgently needs a heart pacemaker.

Terrier-cross Molly arrived at the branch in May last year, after her previous owner did not care for her properly. She had a severe skin condition which made her very sore and uncomfortable, and it took many months for her to recover.

But just as the branch was getting her ready for rehoming, it was discovered that … Continue reading…

A plucky kitten was rescued by the RSPCA – after he got his head stuck in a jar of peanut butter while raiding a bin.

The animal welfare charity was called by a concerned member of the public who found the struggling black and white cat, thought to be no more than six months old, on land in Tilbury Lane, Oxford, on Saturday (21 January).

RSPCA inspector Jaime Godfrey said: “The kitten had his head completely stuck inside a plastic … Continue reading…

The RSPCA and North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a fox was found with his lower jaw caught in an illegal gin trap in York, causing horrific injuries.


The plight of the male fox – known as a ‘dog’ – was first reported to the RSPCA and North Yorkshire Police on Saturday (21 January).


The RSPCA set a live-catch fox trap in a garden where he was seen but to no avail.


He was finally … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a horse was left for dead in freezing conditions in a Leicestershire country lane.

The white piebald mare was dumped overnight on Saturday (21 January) in a field in Uppingham Road, in Skeffington. When she was found by a dog-walker the following morning, frost had already formed on her mane.

The RSPCA and a local vet was called. Sadly, the horse, thought to be around 12 years old, was put to sleep by the vet … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a puppy was abandoned inside a phone box.

The one-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier was found chained up inside the phone box in Quinton Road West, in Quinton, Birmingham, on Tuesday (17 January).

The puppy has since been named Clark, after Superman alias Clark Kent, who famously emerged from phone boxes as the legendary superhero. Clark has even been given a new superhero outfit of his own, thanks to a new Superman collar.

A … Continue reading…