A film about much-loved Belgian detective Poirot is currently smashing the box office – and now the RSPCA has a kitten in its care who shows a striking resemblance to the moustached sleuth.

Four-month-old kitten Tasha is at the RSPCA’s Birmingham Animal Centre, after being found wandering the streets as a stray, with an injury to her eye.

Amazingly, the black and white fur on her face resembles the handlebar moustache which is the trademark of Hercule Poirot.

Emma Finnimore, … Continue reading…

A mum and daughter have been disqualified from keeping animals after a large number of dead guinea pigs were found at their home in Stoke-on-Trent.

Tonya Haughton (DOB 26/11/80) and Carmen Lyth (DOB 21/6/99), both of Blakelow Road, Stoke-on-Trent, appeared at North Staffordshire Justice Centre on Monday last week (30 October), where they pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to 11 guinea pigs and four rabbits.

Haughton was given a lifetime disqualification order, a 12-week prison sentence suspended for a … Continue reading…

An RSPCA centre is appealing for homes for three pairs of best buddy cats who can’t bear to be apart.

The trio of cats – Lionel and Poppy, Perdi and Hilda, and Lopez and Charlie – have all been at the RSPCA’s Gonsal Farm animal centre, in Dorrington, Shropshire, for three months.

Sadly, they have little interest from potential adopters since being available for rehoming.

Ryan Traynor, cattery supervisor at Gonsal Farm, said: “All of these cats have been through … Continue reading…

A dog who made an amazing recovery after being starved and abandoned is still patiently waiting for a new home – after being constantly overlooked by potential adopters at an RSPCA centre.

Hollie, a ten-year-old mastiff-cross, came into the RSPCA’s Gonsal Farm animal centre, in Dorrington, Shropshire, in April after being abandoned by her previous owner at a house in the West Midlands.

When Hollie was rescued, all of her ribs were showing and she had an eye infection. She … Continue reading…

The RSPCA in Burton is appealing for people to rehome a mouse after becoming inundated with them.

The branch, in Hillfield Lane, Stretton, currently has 16 mice who they are struggling to rehome.

Cyan Hulland, from the branch, said: “A member of the public got in touch with us for help after they had two mice who had, over time, multiplied to over 50.

“We were able to take in 21, with the remaining mice going to different centres, and … Continue reading…