The RSPCA Leybourne Animal Centre near West Malling, Kent, is desperately seeking new homes for 11 cats including a rather dashing cat named Depp.

 

Some of the centre’s cats recently had a virus called calicivirus.  This is a virus that normally causes mouth sores and cold like symptoms and only showed up in the animals after they had had anaesthetics, for example for neutering.

 

Staff now need to disinfect and deep clean the whole cattery but they can’t … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is warning about the dangers of careless use of antifreeze after a vet reported five cats had been poisoned in the same road in Sevenoaks in Kent.

 

RSPCA inspector Andrew Kirby said: “Five cases of suspected antifreeze poisoning in the same road in the space of a week suggests someone has been careless with antifreeze and spilled some or put some out deliberately.”

 

Two cats have died, one has been put to sleep and two more … Continue reading…

A moorhen, who got tangled in some fishing line on a lake in Colchester, Essex, has had a lucky escape.

 

RSPCA animal collection officer  Donna Green took a call about a distressed bird trying to free itself from some fishing line on an island in the middle of a fishing lake on the Greenstead estate.

She said: “There was fishing line caught in a tree and the bird was hanging upside down by its legs.

 

“It had been … Continue reading…

If your New Year resolution is to get fit in 2013, running the Bupa London 10,000 could be the perfect training goal and a chance to raise money for the RSPCA’s vital animal welfare work.

The 10km race (6.2 miles) takes place on Monday 27 May 2013 and starts and finishes in The Mall.

It follows a clockwise route around London and runners pass many of the city’s famous sights, including St Paul’s Cathedral, Mansion House, the Bank of England, … Continue reading…

A dog was abandoned on Christmas Eve and tied so tightly to a farm gate that his eyes were bloodshot.

The male Staffordshire bull terrier, named Patch because of distinctive markings over his left eye, was found by the entrance of a farm in Grove Lane, Retford, on the evening of Monday, 24 December 2012.

He had sores behind his front legs where he had struggled to free himself from the lead which was so short that he was suffering … Continue reading…