The RSPCA is investigating after a cat had to have a leg amputated after being shot with an air rifle.

Ten-year-old Smudge is thought to have been shot near to her home in Stanway Road, in Earlsdon, Coventry, sometime between 7am and 8am on Wednesday, 12 April.

When she returned home, she had a small wound to her left fore leg and was immediately taken to a vet, where an x-ray showed that an air gun pellet had become embedded … Continue reading…

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…

A man who tortured a dog by hanging him by his collar, stabbing him and burning him alive has been disqualified from keeping animals for life.

Jamie Weir (DOB 26/09/1995), of Home Farm Road, Birkenhead, pleaded guilty earlier this year to causing unnecessary suffering a crossbreed Staffordshire bull terrier named Jack, resulting in his death.

At Wirral Magistrates’ Court today (Friday 21 April), Weir was given the lifetime disqualification order on all animals and a 24-week prison sentence, to run … 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 is appealing for information after a gerbil in his cage was abandoned “like a piece of rubbish” in a skip.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA on Tuesday (18 April) after finding the gerbil in the skip in Prescelly Close, Nuneaton.

The gerbil is now in the care of the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Louise Marston said: “This is so sad and it sickens me that someone just threw the gerbil in the skip to die, as … Continue reading…