A man who starved his rabbit to death has been disqualified from keeping animals for five years.

Gary McPhail (01/09/1989), of Cotlandswick, in London Colney, St Albans, appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 17 August), where he pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the grey rabbit named Bugsy.

The court heard that Bugsy died after not being fed any food for a week at McPhail’s previous home in Peveril Road, in Tibshelf, Alfreton.

RSPCA inspector Rachel Leafe, … Continue reading…

Four kittens from Poland who came into the UK on the back of a lorry are now out of quarantine and are available for rehoming.

The kittens, who have been named after ABBA stars Björn, Benny, Agnetha and Anni-Frid, were just two weeks old when they were found by a shocked lorry driver on his arrival in Northampton on in May.

They had survived the 1,000-mile journey, where they travelled through Poland, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, France and across the … Continue reading…

A plucky kitten was rescued TWICE in one day – when he was found abandoned in a street in a box, then from a car engine just minutes later!

The eight-week-old ginger and white cat was found abandoned by a member of the public in a box, along with four littermates, in Randal Street, Nottingham today (Thurs 10 August).

The member of the public picked up the box and was walking towards the RSPCA’s Nottingham branch, in Hyson Green, when … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a 12-week-old puppy who could barely stand was abandoned at the side of a road in Buckinghamshire.

The brown-and-white terrier was found by a member of the public in Gladstone Road, Chesham, at approximately 6.45pm on Wednesday (19 July).

A man and a woman in a silver Mercedes Sprinter van were seen dumping the puppy before speeding away.

The dog’s feet were covered in faeces and urine and his breathing was shallow when … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an elderly dog was dumped overnight in a Nottingham park.

The black and white Staffordshire bull terrier was found by a member of the public at 6am on Monday (17 July) at The Hook, in the Lady Bay area of West Bridgford.

RSPCA inspector Susan Hammond said: “The poor dog had been chained to a wooden sign near to a children’s play area, and he had no food or water – despite the … Continue reading…