An RSPCA rehoming centre which is used to dealing with underweight cats is looking for a home for a cat at the other end of the scale – one who has been overfed!

The cat, who has been named Sergeant Harry Tubbs – or Harry for short – weighs a whopping 9.9kg, which is twice the weight of an average cat.

He was signed over into the RSPCA’s care after his previous owner could no longer care for him.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a poorly cat with a deformed tail who was unable to walk was dumped in a box in Stoke-on-Trent.

A group of children witnessed a woman, who had a dalmatian dog with her, dump the cat in Wileman Street at around 4pm on Thursday, 31 August.

The woman, who had short brown hair, allegedly told the children, “If you want to kill the cat, you could.”

The elderly cat, who has been nicknamed … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru has rescued a Manx shearwater, found lethargic and sitting in the middle of an Aberystwyth road.

The seabird was found in a disorientated state, and is thought to have been blown off course – with many of the birds seeking to migrate to South America at this time of year.

RSPCA Cymru rescued the bird, who is now at Gower Bird Hospital for rehabilitation, before an anticipated release back to the wild. The bird was collected by the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for people to come forward with information after a poorly bulldog puppy who was unable to walk was dumped outside a vets in a pet carrier.

The pup, thought to only be around nine weeks’ old, was abandoned on the steps of Little Lane Vets, in Wigan, on Monday, 4 September.

Sadly, the puppy – who was nicknamed Mavis – deteriorated and she was so poorly that she was put to sleep to prevent further suffering…. Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was dumped in a layby on the A693 near Oxhill Stanley, County Durham.


The RSPCA received a call today to our emergency line (09/09/2017) regarding a dog tied to a public footpath sign near to the layby along the A693, Oxhill.

An officer attended, but discovered the dog had been removed by a vet staff member who was passing the location and stopped after they saw people around the dog, … Continue reading…