The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat suffered fatal injuries from being shot with an air rifle in a Staffordshire village.

Two-year-old Monty died after a pellet went through his intestines, causing serious damage. He died in the early hours of Christmas Eve, just hours after he had been shot.

It is thought that he was shot in a wooded area between Cheadle Road and Hillside Road, in Cheddleton, near Leek, sometime on the 23 December.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was thrown out of a car in Willenhall, in the West Midlands, in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Two people walking home from New Year’s Eve celebrations witnessed the female brown Staffordshire bull terrier being thrown from the window of a dark-coloured Ford Focus in High Road at about 2am.

The car was travelling at approximately 40mph and the people who saw the incident were unable to get the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a raccoon dog was injured by a trap in Derbyshire.

The animal welfare charity was contacted on Monday evening (9 January) by a concerned member of the public who saw the wild animal with the trap on her front right leg in Moorfield, Glossop – believing her to be a badger.

When RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer David Hatton arrived, he was surprised to find that the animal wasn’t a badger but a raccoon … Continue reading…

Nursery school children in Pembroke got an unexpected education in wildlife – after a swan crash landed into their playground.

RSPCA Cymru rescued the swan, which was found at Golden Manor Nursery, on Golden Lane, on Tuesday 10 January.

The bird was found unable to take-off, due to a lack of space.

She was safely rescued by an RSPCA inspector, and released at the nearby Mill Pond, where she flew away strongly, and showed no signs of distress.

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A kitten who had got his head stuck in a drainage hole at the bottom of a communal waste bin was rescued in a joint operation between the RSPCA and West Midlands Fire Service.

The RSPCA was contacted by a member of the public on Monday evening (9 January), after the kitten was heard meowing from the bin at Glebe House, in Glebe Street, Walsall.

Animal Collection Officer Cara Gibbon attended but found that that the kitten was so tightly … Continue reading…