A much-loved cat has been put to sleep on humane grounds after being shot in York.

 

Biscuit, an eight-month-old ginger tom cat, was found severely injured in the garden of a neighbour’s house, a few doors from his home on Almsford Road, on Monday night (18 March).

 

He was rushed to a local vet practice where x-rays showed a metal air rifle pellet lodged in his spine. Paralysed from the hips down and in immense pain, the difficult … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the ‘thinnest dog ever seen alive’ by an RSPCA inspector was found in Accrington, Lancashire.

 

The dog, who has been named Eric by veterinary staff caring for him, was unable to stand or lift his head.

 

He was found by a member of the public on the afternoon of Saturday 2 March and collapsed soon after.

 

RSPCA inspector Nina Small said: “He was in the yard of an empty council … Continue reading…

A duck who RSPCA officers and a local animal lover tried to rescue for nearly a week because he had a dart through his neck has been captured, treated and released back into the wild.

 

The RSPCA was first called about the male mallard on Tuesday 26 February after he was spotted beside the River Don, Sheffield Road, Oxspring with the four inch metal dart through his neck.

 

Officers attended almost every day until he was finally rescued … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat with a skin condition was dumped at the charity’s Great Ayton Animal Centre, Middlesbrough.

 

A man came into the reception, put a carrier with the cat inside on the desk, said “I don’t want that”, and ran out.

 

It happened at approx 1.30pm on Saturday 2 March.

 

RSPCA Great Ayton Animal Centre deputy manager Olivia Duffill said: “The receptionist was on the phone at the time so wasn’t … Continue reading…

RSPCA Preston & District Branch Animal Centre is to re-open to the public this weekend.

 

The centre will open its doors from 11am until 3pm on Sunday (10 March), and staff are inviting supporters to drop in for a look around and a slice of cake.

RSPCA Regional Operations Manager for the North West, Anne Corbishley, said: “We’re very excited to re-open the centre to the public.”

 

“We’ve had a lot of support whilst the centre has been … Continue reading…