Two tiny otter pups orphaned by the recent storms are working up a huge appetite – by eating half a kilo of trout a day at an RSPCA wildlife centre.

The otters were found by a member of the public in Rea Brook, Shrewsbury, on 23 December. They were left orphaned after becoming separated from their mum during the recent storms.

In the wild, their mum would find the trout for them to eat, but now the pair – who … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to think carefully about the commitments of getting a pet after a poorly kitten was dumped in a blanket by a bin in Sutton Coldfield.

 The 10-week-old black male kitten was found by a member of the public at 1.30am on Friday morning by an industrial bin in Birmingham Road.

The kitten, who has been named Belushi, is now in the RSPCA’s care. The young kitten was found to be suffering from cat flu.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was dumped in a Tesco store in Nottingham city centre.

A man with his hood up walked into the Tesco Metro store in the Victoria Centre at 6.30pm on Saturday 2 January and put the blue carrier containing the cat next to the counter, before walking away.

The black and white female cat – thought to be aged about two – is in good health and is currently in the RSPCA’s … Continue reading…

A plucky kitten who got her head stuck in an industrial bin drainage hole has been rescued in a joint operation between the RSPCA and West Midlands Fire Service.

The head of the tiny five-week-old kitten was spotted in the car park at Hailes Park Close, Wolverhampton, by a member of the public yesterday morning (Tuesday, 5 January), who immediately rang the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Steve Morrall said: “When I arrived, I saw the head of the kitten poking out … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is hoping to give an elderly cat rescued from a dual-carriageway slip-road a happy new year by reuniting her with her owner.

The female tabby – believed to be aged around 15 – was rescued on the slip-road of the A500, of Reginald Mitchell Way, Stoke-on-Trent, at 2am this morning (31 Dec).

The cat – who has been nicknamed Holly – has no teeth and is not microchipped, but it is thought that she may have an owner … Continue reading…