The RSPCA is appealing for information after a Canada goose was shot with a crossbow in Smethwick.

The animal charity was contacted by a concerned member of the public who saw the injured goose on a canal in North Bridge Road, on 1 April.

An RSPCA officer caught the goose and took him to the charity’s Birmingham Animal Hospital, where the bird was sedated and the crossbow removed.

He was transferred to the charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a badger had to be rescued from a snare in Stockport.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity after finding the animal trapped and in pain in Stockport, on 17 April.

An officer collected the badger and took him to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire, where he was safely removed from the snare and examined for injuries.

The snare – which is made from wire and … Continue reading…

Horrific deliberate cruelty and animal neglect have been investigated by RSPCA Cymru’s inspectors in 2017 – as prosecutions hit a FOUR-YEAR HIGH in Wales.

Throughout 2017, 148 convictions were secured by the RSPCA in magistrates’ courts across Wales, compared to 120 in 2016, 89 in 2015 and 116 in 2014.

Levels of animal cruelty have been branded “extremely shocking and deeply saddening” by the RSPCA’s superintendent in Wales. In total, the RSPCA investigated 10,176 complaints of cruelty over the calendar … Continue reading…

A black cat has been rescued from a tight squeeze – after getting their neck badly caught-up in netting between two Port Talbot properties.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted on Saturday (14 April) after a member of the public saw the panicked cat thrashing around and constrained by green netting adjacent to two walls.

An RSPCA animal welfare officer attended Trefelin Crescent, and was able to cut the terrified moggy free from the netting.

Fortunately, the cat was not injured from … Continue reading…

RSPCA Mid Essex (full name which is RSPCA Essex Mid, Brentwood, Chelmsford and District Branch) was recently presented with a cheque for £750 from a foundation which was set up in memory of the late Holly Clacy.


Holly’s father David Clacy said: “Last year on the 20th November 2017 our vibrant, giggly daughter Holly Clacy committed suicide on Radar Hill in South Woodham Ferrers. “There is still no definitive reason as to why she decided to end her life … Continue reading…