The RSPCA is investigating after a dog was left to die, tied up in a bin bag and dumped at the side of a road.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA at 11.30pm on Tuesday night (23 May), after they found the dog in Dorset Road, in Saltley, Birmingham.

The dog, who was alive but in a bad way when he was found, had been placed in the bin bag, which had been tied tightly.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a baby bunny was dumped alongside a dead adult rabbit in woodland at a country park.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity on Saturday (20 May) after spotting the animals a few metres away from a cardboard box, which had straw bedding in it, in a footpath coming off the main car park at Bestwood Country Park, near Nottingham.

The box had been dumped amongst a patch of nettles. … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s Walsall branch is urgently appealing for potential cat foster carers to get in touch.

Cat-lovers are being urged to contact the branch, which is short of people available to foster cats and kittens which come into its care.

Becky Weeks, from the branch, said: “We rely on people coming forward to offer their time and homes to foster their cats, as we don’t have an animal centre or cattery facilities. If we don’t have enough volunteers to foster, … Continue reading…

A man who beat his dog for going to the toilet inside his flat has been disqualified from keeping animals for eight years.

Martin Johnson (DOB 12/11/1985), of Wenlock Walk, Grassmoor, in Chesterfield, was sentenced at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court on Friday (19 May), after he pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to his dog named Sooty.

The RSPCA was able to prosecute Johnson after being handed audio evidence of him beating crossbreed Sooty.

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A fundraising appeal has been launched to raise money for four kittens who hitched a ride to the UK from Poland on the back of a lorry.

The two-week-old kittens, who have been named after ABBA stars Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid, were found by the shocked lorry driver on his arrival in Northampton on Wednesday.

They had survived the 1,000-mile journey, where they travelled through Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France and the English Channel.

They were picked up … Continue reading…