The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot 10 times in Crewe.

A member of the public found the male black cat seriously injured, lying on a grass verge in Middlewich Road, Crewe, near to Bentley Motors, on Saturday 10 March.

He was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Cattery, in London Road, Nantwich, where he was examined by a vet. An x-ray showed 10 air gun pellets embedded inside his body – two in his neck, … Continue reading…

A woman who neglected 16 ponies – which led to the deaths of four of them – has been disqualified from keeping equines for four years.

Kathryn Showell (DOB 30/05/57), of Charles Street, Sileby, Leicestershire, was sentenced at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Friday (9 March) after pleading guilty to 31 Animal Welfare Act offences at an earlier hearing.

The offences related to causing unnecessary suffering and failing to meet the needs of 16 ponies, over a period of five months … Continue reading…

An RSPCA inspector became a real life Alice in Wonderland when she followed a rabbit into a drain in the Ringway area of Northampton on Tuesday (March 13).

Inspector Susan Haywood was called on Tuesday afternoon after a member of the public spotted the rabbit stuck amongst the rubbish six feet down.

Two teenagers then waited with the rabbit until the inspector was able to get there to carry out the rescue.

It took Inspector Haywood an hour and a … Continue reading…

The RSPCA were called to a distinctive three-legged cat found sitting on a baby car seat in the rain for hours on Monday (12 March).

The cat – which does not have a microchip – was seen by a concerned passer-by, they called the RSPCA after spotting the cat had still not moved three hours later.

It had been raining continuously all day and the cat was wet through.

Inspector Keith Ellis said: “The cat was very lethargic and not … Continue reading…

The RSPCA rescued a collapsed 19-year-old terrier cross who had been shut outside in the snow in temperatures of -3C during the Beast from the East.

The animal welfare charity received an anonymous call on 2 March to an address in Coventry, West Midlands.

RSPCA inspector Herchy Boal said: “Unfortunately during the recent snowy weather we received a huge number of calls – many of which were people who were concerned for dogs that had been shut outside in gardens, … Continue reading…