Four kittens were born in RSPCA care just 24 hours after Boris Johnson announced that the country would be going into lockdown in a bid to halt the spread of Coronavirus.

As the RSPCA’s centres and branches closed their doors to the public (on Tuesday 24 March), staff at the Mid Norfolk and North Suffolk branch had their hands full as cat Puma gave birth to four healthy kittens.

Her foster carer and animal welfare manager, Chloe Shorten, was … Continue reading…

A stray chicken has been rehomed by the RSPCA after being found by students on a night out.

The chicken was collected by RSPCA inspector Sara Jordan (pictured below) and taken to RSPCA Doncaster, Rotherham & District Branch Animal Centre in Bawtry, Doncaster.

Sara said: “The little hen was found straying in the Crooksmoor area of Sheffield by a couple of students on a night out.

“They picked her up and carried her home and fed her crackers until we … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a suffering dog was left abandoned in woodland in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.

The dog was discovered last week (Wednesday 18 March) in Atkinsons Warren, a large area of woodland in North-West Scunthorpe, at around 5pm. He was found by a dog walker after their pet strayed from the path to a secluded area.

The blue/grey Staffordshire Bull Terrier, named Butch, was emaciated and had been left tied to a tree. His back legs … Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer had her face spat in by members of a group of teenagers who shouted “have Corona b****” whilst she was rescuing a swan in Hull, East Yorkshire.

 

Animal Welfare Officer Leanne Honess-Heather was helping a swan who was tangled in fishing line when she was approached by the five male youths aged 16 or 17. 

 

The incident happened on Saturday (21 March) close to Rush Lyvars Fishing lake, Preston Road, Hedon, Hull.

 

Leanne said: … Continue reading…

Two dogs have been dumped in Leeds in the past week, prompting the RSPCA to appeal for information.

 

An elderly poodle (pictured right) was found in a children’s playground on Burton Road, Hunslet at around 10.45am on Saturday morning (21 March). 

 

RSPCA inspector Kris Walker said: “The poor girl was cold and scared, laying down and shivering. The person who came across her wrapped her in a blanket and waited with her for us to arrive, for which … Continue reading…