The RSPCA are appealing for information about a man seen drowning his dog.


The man was spotted yesterday (Monday 8 April) beneath the jetty at Hole Haven Point on Canvey Island. He was holding a small ginger terrier under the water for at least eight minutes.  It is not known who the dog belongs to.


The man was described as in his 50s with grey hair and a stocky build. He was wearing a dark navy jacket with … Continue reading…

An RSPCA worker is appealing for donations of antibiotics and other treatments for cats for a trip she is taking in July to Sardinia to try to help neuter some of the islands feral cats.

 The majority of cats in Sardinia are undomesticated and live in colonies bossed by one cat who may be male or female.

They live under whatever shelter they can find and survive by scavenging food from humans or by hunting wildlife.

Ann-Marie Upton, manager of … Continue reading…

The RSPCA would like information on who threw a black cat out of the back of an estate car near the village of Keston in Kent.

The incident happened in Jackass Lane at around 1pm on Tuesday 19 March.

A witness saw a red Volvo estate pull up and a woman go round to the back of the car.

She opened up a cat carrier inside the boot and pulled out a black cat which she threw to the side … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information on who might be leaving antifreeze out in insecure containers that cats can access after two cats died within a week in the same road in Harlow in Essex.


On Friday 15 March, Charlie, a black and white domestic short hair male aged 17 months who lived in Rushes Mead, was put to sleep to end his suffering because he had symptoms of antifreeze poisoning.


A week before, Charlie’s brother, who lived … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for witnesses after a cat was shot in the eye with an air rifle.

Owner Rita Varis first realised something had happened when she saw her cat Herbie on a fence behind her property with blood coming from his eye.

She took him to be examined by a vet who at first thought Herbie had caught his eye on a stick.

Herbie’s eye was ulcerated and so the decision was made to remove it. To everyone’s … Continue reading…