The RSPCA is appealing for information after a 10-week-old emaciated kitten was abandoned in a box on a rural road.

The black, male kitten was found by a member of the public last Friday (4 December) on a hairpin bend in Ironbridge Road, Jackfield, in Telford.

He is now in the care of the RSPCA and has been named Jack, after where he was found.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Elaine Williams said: “Jack was sadly not in a great condition … Continue reading…

A gull which was hanging from a tree by his wing after getting caught up in fishing line was rescued in a joint operation between the RSPCA and Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service.

The distressed gull was seen by a member of the public trying to free himself from a tree on an island in Sidings Pool, Smorrall Lane, Bedworth, yesterday (Tues) morning.

RSPCA inspector Louise Labram assessed the situation and called crews from Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service to … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre has admitted a small number of gannets which were blown off course by the recent storms that have been battering the UK.

Staff at Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, Cheshire, have been monitoring the seabirds after they were found grounded, exhausted having been blown off-course by the strong winds.

Two of the gannets, pictured left, will soon be ready to be released. One of them was found grounded in Bangor, Clwyd, and the other in Hollyvale, Birmingham. … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to check the conditions of their fences after a fox died when he got stuck in a poorly maintained fence in Birmingham.

The male juvenile fox was found by a member of the public hanging by one of his hind legs off a wooden fence in Marsh Hill, Erdington, on Saturday (28 Nov).

Now the RSPCA is releasing an image of the fox as a stark reminder to people to check that their garden fencing … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three swans were found dead at a nature reserve.

The swans – which were all aged around two – were found by a member of the public at Fens Pool Nature Reserve, in Dudley, two weeks ago.

Their deaths have not been explained and there were no obvious wounds on their bodies.

RSPCA inspector Kelly Lake said: “We do not know if these swans died maliciously or whether this is natural, but due … Continue reading…