The RSPCA is urging pet-owners about the importance of vaccinations after an increase of stray cats being presented with a potentially fatal virus at the charity’s Birmingham Animal Hospital.

In the last couple of months, the hospital has seen 31 cats suffering from the virus feline panleukopenia (FPV). The disease can be fatal to cats and kittens.

The infected cats were collected from across Birmingham.

Joanna Szkutnicki, Senior Clinician at the hospital, said: “FPV is a severe disease that can … Continue reading…

An RSPCA rescue had a ‘hoppy’ ending – after 12 frogs were rescued from the bottom of an 8ft-deep hole in a Nottingham garden.

The animal charity was contacted by the concerned caller who had noticed that there were a number of frogs at the bottom of the pit in his garden, who were all unable to get out.

RSPCA inspector Sarah Gardner went to the house in Bramcote Lane, Beeston, to free the amphibians, shortly after receiving the call … Continue reading…

A man from Lancashire has been jailed for 12 weeks and disqualified from keeping animals for five years after allowing his dog and cat to starve to death.

Jamie Birtwhistle (D.O.B 31.05.86) of Nuttall Street Mews, Nuttall Street, Accrington appeared before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court on Friday (6 October).

 

At a previous hearing he pleaded guilty to failing to meet the needs of Staffy ‘Bella’ and cat ‘Storm’ by failing to provide them with an adequate diet between 1 October … Continue reading…

A Newport MP swapped the green benches of the House of Commons for the passenger seat of an RSPCA van on Thursday (October 5).

Jessica Morden MP, who represents Newport East, took to Twitter to praise the “excellent work” of the charity, after spending the day attending calls with RSPCA inspector Sophie Daniels in, and around, her constituency.

Calls dealt with included issuing a warning notice related to an obese dog, tending to calls about equine welfare, and giving advice … Continue reading…

An orphaned week-old seal pup is being cared for at an RSPCA wildlife centre after being found alone and hungry on a beach.

The weak and lethargic grey seal had been without his mum for three days on Penrhyn Beach, in Llandudno, North Wales. This was reported to the RSPCA on 30 September, who rescued him later that day.

He was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, where staff have named him Jon Snow after the … Continue reading…