The RSPCA is seeking information on who abandoned an elderly female cat in a carrier near the gates of a derelict property called Danbury Palace, which was a former residence of the Bishop of Rochester.

The cat, a tabby and white domestic shorthair, was found by a security guard doing his rounds at 13:45 on Tuesday 5 February. It was a cold day with occasional light snow showers and she was in a white cage with a scrap of towel … Continue reading…

The RSPCA helped to rescue a springer spaniel from deep inside a foxhole in the scrub area at the back of Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath in London.

 

The black and white Springer spaniel apparently dashed through a hole in the fence surrounding a restricted area where gardeners keep their equipment at the historic house last Wednesday (23 January).

 

The owner realised there was a problem when she reached a mound with a foxes den burrowed in it. … Continue reading…

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…