The RSPCA is appealing for information after three kittens and their mum were dumped in a bin bag in the middle of a Cheshire road.

The family was found by a member of the public at 11pm on Thursday (28 January) on the A559 Manchester Road, in Lostock Gralam, Northwich.

The mum – aged less than a year old – was wearing a plastic red collar with a diamante design on it.

All of the cats were found to be … Continue reading…

A plucky tawny owl had to be rescued by the RSPCA after he fell down a chimney and got stuck.

In a scene worthy of Harry Potter, the owl had got himself trapped in a log burner of a house in Vicarage Lane, in Neston, Cheshire, on Tuesday evening (26 January).

RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes, who helped to free the owl, said: “He was properly jammed in there and the only way I could get him out was to remove … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a young foal was left to die in a country lane in Derbyshire.

The colt – not believed to be any older than four months – was found by a member of the public in Slayley Hill, Clowne, yesterday (Tuesday 26 January).

The RSPCA and a vet went to the scene, where the vet said that the foal was so poorly that he had to be put to sleep to prevent further suffering…. Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to come forward after a dog’s body was pulled from a lake in Stoke-on-Trent.

A member of the public spotted the body in a lake at Central Forest Park, in Hanley Road, on Sunday (24 January).

It is not known how the dog – a male brown Staffordshire bull terrier – died. There are no obvious injuries, and he was not microchipped or wearing a collar.

RSPCA inspector John Groake, who is investigating, said: “We … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a 4ft orange cornsnake was found by a bin in Wolverhampton.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA after finding the animal on Walsall Street, in Willenhall, on Wednesday night (20 January).

RSPCA animal collection officer Kirsty Martuccio said: “The snake was very cold and as a result – snakes need warmth – wasn’t able to move much, and there were no obvious injuries.

“It is unlikely the snake would have been … Continue reading…