The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated German Shepherd dog with rotting skin was found wandering in a country lane in Warwick.

The nine-year-old dog, named Jake, was picked up by a local dog warden on Thursday 5 January after being found in a lane between Hampton Magna and Hatton. He was immediately taken to a vets, where he was so poorly that he was put to sleep on humane grounds. Due to the state of neglect, the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three gerbils were dumped in their cages at a notorious rural fly-tipping spot in Hutton Rudby, near Stokesley, North Yorkshire.

 

The gerbils were found at 9am yesterday (Wednesday 18 January) and the RSPCA called.

 

RSPCA inspector Clare Wilson said: “There were two young gerbils – one sandy coloured, one grey and white – in one cage and an adult ginger-coloured gerbil with only half a tail in another.

 

“They had … Continue reading…

A pigeon was rescued by the RSPCA after he got tangled in fishing wire – leaving him hanging over a canal bridge.

The RSPCA is reminding people of the dangers fishing litter causes wildlife and is urging people to dispose of it correctly to avoid incidents like this.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity on Tuesday (17 January) after spotting the pigeon hanging upside down from the wire from a bridge at Bridgewater Basin, in Cassiobridge, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat lost an eye after being shot with an air rifle.

Two-year-old Pemble was targeted on the afternoon of 22 December around Upper Harbury Street, in Burton-on-Trent. The air pellet went through her right eye, causing irreparable damage to the iris. As a result of the injury, her right eye was removed by a vet the next day.

RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant, who is investigating, said: “Pemble’s owner got a horrible shock … Continue reading…

Three gulls have had to be put to sleep after being found trapped in fishing litter in the Cardiff area.

RSPCA Cymru worked with Cardiff City Council, and South Wales Fire & Rescue, to help the birds on 17 January – but, unfortunately, their injuries were too severe and they had to be put to sleep.

The charity was alerted after a gull was spotted hanging from one wing from a tree, tangled amid the branches 30 foot from the … Continue reading…