The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of an emaciated horse was dumped in a Shropshire village.

The female horse, thought to be aged around a year old, was found by a shocked member of the public on Saturday (18 February) at the side of the B4364, in Cleobury North.

RSPCA inspector Dave McCartney, who is investigating, said: “The horse was clearly in a bad way when she was dumped. As she was not microchipped, we don’t know … Continue reading…

The RSPCA in Coventry is looking to rehome a very special dog who has not had any interest from potential adopters.

Holly, an eight-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, is a hermaphrodite – meaning she has both male and female reproductive organs.

Danni Holder, kennel supervisor at the branch, said: “Canine hermaphrodites are very rare, so Holly is a very special dog to us. This doesn’t cause Holly any physical issues or difficulties, but it might put people off from adopting her. … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging anglers to dispose of fishing litter correctly after a duck was rescued by the animal welfare charity after she got a hook stuck in her beak.

The duck was spotted by a member of the public in Watermead, Aylesbury, on Thursday last week (16 February). RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Grace Mead caught the duck and took her to a wildlife hospital in Buckinghamshire.

Grace said: “When I arrived there she was, hiding in a thick bed … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a wild bird was shot by a canal in Ellesmere Port.

The body of a cormorant was found by a member of the public by the canal in Cromwell Road on 30 January.

RSPCA inspector Leanne Cragg said: “It is concerning that a wild bird could have been shot in the area. Attacks like this are serious and we are urging anyone who has any information on the incident to contact us on … Continue reading…

An RSPCA rescue dog who urgently needed heart surgery has had the life-saving operation – thanks to generous donations from the public.

Five-year-old terrier Molly had a heart block, which meant that her heart could not beat properly. Without a pacemaker, her lifespan would have been reduced.

A fundraising appeal was launched by the RSPCA’s Coventry branch earlier this month to pay for the surgery – with the £2,500 target being met within three hours. Her heart operation was booked … Continue reading…