The RSPCA is appealing for information after six kittens were cramped into a cat carrier and abandoned in a Derbyshire street.

The kittens, aged around six weeks old, were found in Gate House, off Main Street, in Long Eaton – on the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire border – on Good Friday (14 April).

RSPCA inspector Dave McAdam said: “The kittens had been squashed into this cat carrier and were very distressed when they were discovered.

“It is appalling to think that … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging dog-owners to be cautious after nine dogs in the Dunkirk area of Nottingham have been treated for suspected poisoning in the last three weeks.

It is not known what the dogs have ingested, however the dogs – who have all since recovered – all showed similar neurological symptoms, including seizures and impaired movement.

RSPCA inspector Laura Kirkham said: “These must have been very distressing incidents for the dogs and their owners. We are thankful to the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA in Derby is urging people who are head over heels for hamsters to get in touch – after the centre became inundated with 40 baby hamsters.

Twelve adult Syrian hamsters were taken in to the Abbey Street rehoming centre last month by an RSPCA inspector, after they weren’t being cared for properly in their previous home – however, it soon became apparent that all of the females were pregnant.

Since then, 40 babies have been born and are … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat died from suspected antifreeze poisoning in a Leicestershire village.

The animal welfare charity was contacted by the cat’s concerned owner after her pet died on Thursday last week (30 March).

A vet who examined the cat believed that the cat had suffered suspected antifreeze poisoning. It is believed the cat ingested the toxic substance near to their home in Hill Street, in Croft.

RSPCA inspector Allison North said: “This is a … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dead horse was dumped in a field in Nottinghamshire.

The brown female horse was found by a member of the public in Manor Lane, Shelford, on Sunday last week (26 March). There is no CCTV in the area and no one witnessed the horse being dumped.

RSPCA inspector Kristy Ludlam said: “It would appear that the horse was dragged from a transporter and dumped in the field. At this stage we do … Continue reading…