The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot with an air rifle in Rugeley.

The eight-year-old ginger and white male cat was found by his owner in Mill Way, in Longdon, Rugeley, with a wound to his abdomen on Thursday (24 September) morning.

Upon examination at the vets, it was found that a pellet had lodged into his pelvis. He has now been discharged from the vets and is being cared for at home.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pregnant dog was dumped in Stoke-on-Trent.

The five year-old German Shepherd was found by a member of the public tied up outside Hanchurch Woods in Stoke at 5.30am on Sunday (September 20).

The dog – who has been named Fern due to being found near woods – was in a poor condition, very thin and unable to eat. The member of the public took her to a vet, who contacted the RSPCA. … Continue reading…

RSPCA animal centre workers in Birmingham are celebrating reaching record rehoming levels.

Staff at RSPCA Newbrook Animal Welfare Centre found new homes for 152 neglected, abused and abandoned animals in August, the highest number from all the RSPCA national animal centres in recent years*.

Centre manager Elaine Buchan said: “We are absolutely thrilled. Our staff have been working really hard to rehome pets as quickly as possible to make room for more animals rescued by our inspectors.

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A cygnet who had a small piece of metal lodged in his throat is expected to make a good recovery after being rescued by the RSPCA.

The RSPCA was called after members of the public saw the young swan struggling to swallow at Oundle Wharf in Station Road, Oundle, Northamptonshire.

RSPCA inspector Polly Underwood went to the incident on Sunday afternoon (20 September). She said: “When I caught him, I could immediately feel that there was something stuck in his … Continue reading…

An RSPCA branch is thanking members of the public who donated towards the treatment for a dog with tumours who was dumped in Stoke-on-Trent.

Bubbles, a white Staffordshire bull terrier, was found in Garsdale Crescent, Blurton, on Tuesday, 8 September and was taken into the RSPCA’s care.

She was found to be riddled with tumours and a fundraising drive was launched to pay towards surgery to remove them.

Bubbles has had the operation to remove her external tumours, but unfortunately … Continue reading…