A dog has been found shot in the head twice in a field in Old Eldon, Shildon, County Durham.

 

The female Dogue de Bordeaux had recently had puppies and was extremely emaciated.

 

X-rays show she suffered a fractured skull and veterinary opinion is that she would have suffered for some time before she died.

RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent said: “I suspect this dog has had puppies, which have drained her fat reserves as she has not being … Continue reading…

A cat has been found hanged from a 6ft fence by a dressing gown cord at a Manchester church.

 

The white and ginger cat appeared to be healthy and the RSPCA is urging his owner, and anyone with any information, to get in touch.

The shocking discovery was made by a churchgoer heading to a service at Moston Spiritual Church on Church Lane, Moston just after 7pm on Monday night (20 November).

 

RSPCA inspector Danielle Jennings said: “At … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre and cattery is holding its annual Christmas Fair to raise much-needed funds.

The centre is inviting animal-lovers to get into the festive spirit at their annual Christmas fair on Sunday 10 December.

The fun starts at 11am until 3pm at the centre on London Road, Nantwich, costs just a £1 donation to get in and has a range of fun activities to entertain kids and adults alike.

Children can get creative with a Christmas … Continue reading…

An owl who was rescued hanging from a tree by fishing litter is on the mend after being treated with steam from a KETTLE.

The tawny owl had gotten tangled in discarded fishing line 10 metres up a in a tree in Green Lane, Walsall, on Thursday 9 November. West Midlands Fire Service attended and requested the assistance of the RSPCA to rescue the stricken bird.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Cat Strawford said: “We don’t know for sure how long … Continue reading…

The story of a cat who had his tail severed after getting hit by a car in Liverpool will star on the small screen in the new Channel 5 show Jo Brand’s Cats and Kittens.

The new TV show follows RSPCA officers across the country as they rescue moggies from a variety of different situations.

In tomorrow night’s episode, RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Matt Brown is seen attending to an emergency after a member of the public called the … Continue reading…