The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found tied up in a bag in a Staffordshire field.

A woman contacted the RSPCA after finding the cat in Walton Road, in Drakelow, Burton-on-Trent, at 2.30pm on Monday (13 March). She was alerted to the animal after hearing a loud meow when she pulled up in her car at the side of the road.

After looking for the source of the noise, she found the female tortoiseshell cat in … Continue reading…

An RSPCA inspector dealt with a job with a sting in its tail – after a stowaway scorpion hid in a suitcase and travelled 5,400 miles from Mexico to Buckinghamshire.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by a holidaymaker who discovered the tiny critter – just 2cm long – while unpacking her suitcase after a break to the country.

The scorpion was contained at the house in Wellesbourne Crescent, in High Wycombe, and picked up by RSPCA inspector Rachel Smith, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two kittens were abandoned at a nature reserve in Walsall.

A member of the public saw three men speed off in a grey-blue estate-type car at Lime Pits Nature Reserve car park at about 3pm on Saturday 25 February, with two kittens having been left in the spot where the car had been.

The terrified six-month-old kittens were picked up by the member of the public, who contacted the RSPCA.

They are now … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a swan was shot with an air rifle in Cheshire.

A concerned member of the public found the bird with a large wound above his leg in a field in Well Lane, Weaverham, on Sunday 5 March. They contacted the RSPCA, and Animal Collection Officer Lauren Bradshaw collected the bird.

Lauren said: “The swan had been grounded in a field and I could easily see the wound above his leg. I took him … Continue reading…

A cat was rescued from the top of a house in High Wycombe after getting stuck on the chimney stack of a house for two days.

Betty’s worried owner contacted the RSPCA after unsuccessfully trying to encourage her down from the house in White House Lane.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Kate Wright attended, on Sunday (4 March). She said: “Betty was very much stuck up there and the only way we could get her down safely was with the assistance … Continue reading…