A woman who kept 40 animals in squalid conditions at her home in Nottinghamshire has been banned from keeping dogs for life.

 

Margaret Greaves (DOB 2/9/1952) of Newbound Lane, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court today (Tues 20 June), where she pleaded guilty to a number of animal welfare offences, which included failing to meet their needs and causing unnecessary suffering by not providing veterinary treatment.

As well as the lifetime disqualification order on keeping dogs, Greaves was also … Continue reading…

A plucky kitten which had got herself wedged 8ft up a chimney was freed after a four-hour rescue operation between the RSPCA and Merseyside Fire Service.

Lola’s worried owner contacted the RSPCA after hearing the kitten making noises inside the chimney.

She had not long been adopted by her owner and, feeling timid in her new home, sought a place to hide – behind the fireplace.

“From there, she had somehow managed to climb inside the chimney – about 8ft … Continue reading…

Three orphaned birds of prey which were found helpless at the bottom of a tree are being cared back to full health at an RSPCA wildlife centre in Cheshire.

A member of the public found the baby kestrels – initially thinking they were owls – shaking and frightened in the grounds of a residential home in Doncaster, on 5 June. They were collected by an RSPCA inspector and transferred to Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire.

As they had … Continue reading…

A snake native to Thailand is now in the RSPCA’s care after being found in a garden in Wirral.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Lauren Bradshaw was called out to pick up the snake after it was spotted in the back garden of a house in Marlwood Avenue, Wallasey, on Friday last week (9 June).

Lauren said: “I went there expecting it to be a corn snake, which is the type of stray snake I usually collect, but I was intrigued … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging Northwich residents to look out for local wildlife after a swan was taken to a wildlife centre with multiple injuries – on the same day that seven of her cygnets went missing.

The swan, who is nicknamed Mabel, is a known character on the River Weaver, near to Monarch Drive, along with her mate Albert and their nine cygnets.

However, the RSPCA was contacted on 2 June after a member of the public became concerned about … Continue reading…