A pony who was left dumped and tethered in a field with a severe infection has found the happy ending he deserves – even picking up a rosette at a prestigious show in Buckinghamshire.

Beans, a gypsy colt, was rescued by RSPCA inspector Mel Fisher in April 2013 after a dog walker contacted the charity raising concerns about a pony on Lefarge land near the Holwell site in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

Inspector Fisher said: “He had been hidden away from all … Continue reading…

A cat who was found abandoned at the side of the M54 has been reunited with his owner weeks after being stolen.

The male grey tabby – which was called Highway by the RSPCA but whose real name is Podge – was found cowering beneath a barrier on Junction 4 of the M54 near Shifnal, in Shropshire.

Workers from Highways England found the kitten on Saturday 26 September and contacted the RSPCA’s Gonsal Farm Animal Centre, in Dorrington, Shropshire.

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The RSPCA is investigating after a cat in Coventry was shot with what is thought to be a tranquilizer dart.

The cat, a male tabby and white long hair which lives in Tennyson Road, was found to have a suspicious dart around 3cm in length in his fur by his owner as she stroked him on Wednesday 7 October.

RSPCA inspector Louise Labram, who is investigating the case, said: “As the owner parted the fur she discovered the dart, which … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two cats from the same household were shot in Market Harborough.

Macky, a two-year-old brown tabby (pictured right) , and Simba, a three year-old ginger tabby (below), had only recently started going outside after their owners moved to Hilltop Close just weeks ago.

Their owners, Andy Upperton and Jess Chan, discovered Macky’s injuries – thought to have been caused by an air rifle – on Thursday, 8 October.

The following day they found … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a young kitten was found in an abandoned caravan which was full of foliage and mouldy food.

The unkempt caravan was located on a lay-by in Fosse Way, Warwickshire, past Monks Kirby. Confined inside was a black male kitten, approximately eight weeks old.

The kitten has been named Kirby after the location where he was found and is currently in the RSPCA’s care.

RSPCA inspector Louise Labram, who attended the incident, said: “The … Continue reading…