A cat suffered after her owner killed her by hitting her over the head with a hammer three times, a court has heard.

The cat, called Lupo, could be heard screaming by neighbours during the early morning attack on 4 July last year in the garden of a house in Mulberry Gardens, in Bulwell, Nottingham.

Lupo’s owner Adrian Straw (DOB 23/6/63) appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (Friday 5 January) to be sentenced, after he pleaded guilty at an earlier … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an elderly emaciated Staffordshire bull terrier was found staggering in a street in Birkenhead.

The dog was found by a member of the public in Whetstone Lane on New Year’s Eve. They contacted the RSPCA, who took the dog to a vets to be examined.

Sadly she was so poorly that the vet made the decision to put her to sleep to prevent further suffering.

RSPCA inspector Lisa Lupson said: “The dog was … Continue reading…

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a dog who went missing from her home four years ago was found with serious injuries thought to have been caused by dog-fighting.

The Staffordshire bull terrier was found on The Leverretts, in Birmingham, by a member of the public on 28 December. The woman contacted the RSPCA and an inspector went to collect the dog.

When Inspector Mike Scargill arrived, he was shocked by the state of the dog. She had extensive … Continue reading…

A baby otter has been rescued by the RSPCA after he was found in a garden in Leighton Buzzard – half a kilometer away from the nearest river.

It’s not known how the otter managed to find his way to the garden, in Southcott Village, but when he was found on Tuesday evening (2 January) he looked disorientated.

Thankfully he was not injured, however due to him being so young he was taken to a wildlife hospital where he will … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was seen being thrown from a bridge in Wirral.

A member of the public rescued the dog – a male border terrier – after witnessing him being thrown from a bridge in Lingham Lane, Moreton, onto wasteland below on New Year’s Day.

The dog is now in the RSPCA’s care, where staff have nicknamed him Milo. Sadly Milo isn’t microchipped so the RSPCA is hoping the public will be able to … Continue reading…