The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat lost his eye after being shot at close range in the face with an air rifle in a Leicestershire village.

Bookah, a black shorthair, was rushed to the vets on Wednesday, 28 October after his owner Emily Russ found the horrific injuries to his face.

The five-year-old cat was x-rayed at the vets, where it was found that his right eyeball had ruptured and that shrapnel from the pellets had become … Continue reading…

The RSPCA Northamptonshire branch is at crisis point as it struggles to cope with the numbers of dogs, cats, rabbits and other small animals coming into its care.

The branch is now at breaking point as it struggles with higher than expected numbers – which results in increasing vet bills, boarding costs and food bills.

Branch manager Jacqui Kelly said: “We are struggling at the moment – we have so many more animals in our care than normal and we … Continue reading…

A pony who was left dumped and tethered in a field with a severe infection has found the happy ending he deserves – even picking up a rosette at a prestigious show in Buckinghamshire.

Beans, a gypsy colt, was rescued by RSPCA inspector Mel Fisher in April 2013 after a dog walker contacted the charity raising concerns about a pony on Lefarge land near the Holwell site in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.

Inspector Fisher said: “He had been hidden away from all … Continue reading…

Boxer and Mildred

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pair of young cats were left locked inside a cat carrier in the pouring rain last week (Tuesday, 6 October) in Oxford.  

The black-and-white cats, one male and one female, were found bedraggled inside the grey carrier, which had been carelessly abandoned by their owner on the side of the road on the junction between Horspath Driftway and The Slade in Oxford. The cats, who are only around six months-old, were both … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two cats from the same household were shot in Market Harborough.

Macky, a two-year-old brown tabby (pictured right) , and Simba, a three year-old ginger tabby (below), had only recently started going outside after their owners moved to Hilltop Close just weeks ago.

Their owners, Andy Upperton and Jess Chan, discovered Macky’s injuries – thought to have been caused by an air rifle – on Thursday, 8 October.

The following day they found … Continue reading…