A man who starved his rabbit to death has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years.

Gary McPhail (01/09/1989), of Cotlandswick, in London Colney, St Albans, appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 17 August), where he pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the grey rabbit named Bugsy.

The court heard that Bugsy died after not being fed any food for a week at McPhail’s previous home in Peveril Road, in Tibshelf, Alfreton.

RSPCA inspector Rachel Leafe, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA was called in to rescue a little owl from a house in Tamworth after he created a scene worthy of Harry Potter – by flying into a living room through a chimney.

The owl – who is smaller than an adult’s hand – was found in a living room of a house in Manor Close, in Tamworth, on Monday (14 August).

RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant was called to collect the owl. She said: “The residents of the house … Continue reading…

Four kittens from Poland who came into the UK on the back of a lorry are now out of quarantine and are available for rehoming.

The kittens, who have been named after ABBA stars Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid, were just two weeks old when they were found by a shocked lorry driver on his arrival in Northampton on in May.

They had survived the 1,000-mile journey, where they travelled through Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France and across the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two cats belonging to the same family were shot within a week of each other in Liverpool.

Liberty and Shalilah both had to have veterinary treatment as a result of being shot with an air rifle in their head and neck, near to their home in Old Dover Road.

Ten-month-old tortoiseshell Liberty was found collapsed by a dog walker in Rabbit Wood, in Oak Road, at around 2pm on Tuesday 25 July. Her … Continue reading…

An influx of felines has left an RSPCA centre in Shropshire full to the brim and staff are urgently looking for loving new homes for dozens of cats in their care.

RSPCA Gonsal Farm, in Dorrington, is currently home to 52 cats and kittens who are awaiting their forever homes – with a further 30 in private boarding. Staff are concerned that being at full capacity is leaving no space for other rescue cats to come through the doors for … Continue reading…