A much-loved cat has been put to sleep on humane grounds after being shot in York.


Biscuit, an eight-month-old ginger tom cat, was found severely injured in the garden of a neighbour’s house, a few doors from his home on Almsford Road, on Monday night (18 March).


He was rushed to a local vet practice where x-rays showed a metal air rifle pellet lodged in his spine. Paralysed from the hips down and in immense pain, the difficult … Continue reading…

An RSPCA inspector pays a visit to celebrity Martin Clunes – in the latest episode of the new sitcom Warren. 

The comedy follows the life of driving instructor Warren Thompson, played by Clunes, following his move to Preston.

However, much of the comedy was filmed in Cardiff – including scenes where an RSPCA inspector pays a visit to Warren to check on his pet chickens.

The episode – the fourth in the series – will air at 9pm tonight (March … Continue reading…

RSPCA Cymru is appealing for the owner of a stray chicken who has been found with a broken leg.

The chicken was found straying in a garden at King Street, Cwm, Ebbw Vale, and was placed in a box for safekeeping by the homeowners.

RSPCA inspector Izzi Hignell said: “Its leg looked sore and at the vets we discovered that the leg was broken. But it has now been plastered and should heal.

“We’re now appealing for information to try … Continue reading…

A woman from Horncastle has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years after allowing a cockerpoo called Ned to suffer.


Vicki Ann Ball (D.O.B 28.07.81) of Mark Avenue appeared before Lincoln Magistrates’ Court last week (Monday 11 March) for sentencing.


At a previous hearing she pleaded guilty to one offence of causing unnecessary suffering to Ned under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.*


RSPCA inspector Kate Burris said: “On 24 June, Ball took Ned to a dog … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the ‘thinnest dog ever seen alive’ by an RSPCA inspector was found in Accrington, Lancashire.


The dog, who has been named Eric by veterinary staff caring for him, was unable to stand or lift his head.


He was found by a member of the public on the afternoon of Saturday 2 March and collapsed soon after.


RSPCA inspector Nina Small said: “He was in the yard of an empty council … Continue reading…