Northamptonshire dog-owners are being urged to sign up to the Big Walkies event in October to raise money for dogs who have had a tough start in life – like Rocky.

With a fractured leg and shoulder, Rocky looked a sorry sight when he arrived at the RSPCA’s Northamptonshire branch.

The Border Terrier-cross had been involved in a road traffic accident and was found by a member of the public, who took him to a local vet.

But despite a … Continue reading…

Staff at a Starbucks in Cheshire were shocked to find a kitten had been dumped in a bin outside the store.

The seven-week-old black kitten was found by a member of staff as he went to put a bag of rubbish in an industrial bin at the back of the store in Holmes Chapel Road, Middlewich, on Saturday, August 29. But he saw something move and immediately went to get his manager.

The kitten has now been taken to an … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is reminding people about the importance of cat neutering after two sets of kittens were found abandoned in Stoke-on-Trent in the space of two days.

Three black-and-white female kittens were found in a field off Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, on Sunday (30 August) evening.

Then on Monday morning (31 August), one black female kitten and two male black-and-white kittens were found abandoned in a box in a hedge in Sandcrest Walk, Meir.

RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant, who attended the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a foal was found with burn injuries in Derbyshire died.

Four-month-old Angus, was found by his owner with burn injuries to his leg and face while he was stabled in Alexandra Terrace, in Pinxton, on Wednesday (August 19).

Angus was treated by a vet but sadly he did not recover and died.

RSPCA Inspector Teresa Potter, who is investigating the incident, said: “It is difficult to know for sure what caused these severe … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in Nottinghamshire.

The male tabby cat, who had no collar and was not microchipped, was found with the injuries by a member of the public in Crowtrees Lane, Sutton-in-Ashfield, on Friday (21 August).

He was taken to a vets where the injuries to his stomach were found to be caused by an air gun. They were so severe that the vet humanely put him to sleep to prevent further … Continue reading…