The RSPCA is appealing for information after four kittens were abandoned in Stoke-on-Trent – of which two sadly died.

The week-old kittens were crying when they were found in a box at the side of a road in Settle Grove on Thursday 31 August. The member of the public who found them took the kittens back to their home and called the RSPCA.

Sadly, two of the kittens died overnight. The surviving two – who have been named Doris and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after receiving reports that ducks are being shot at on a Walsall canal.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity on Thursday 31 August after witnessing two ducks being shot dead with a pellet gun on a canal behind a row of houses in St John’s Close.

RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant said: “We are very concerned to hear that someone is deliberately targeting wildlife in such a cruel way. There have … Continue reading…

A woman who starved her pony – despite having bales of hay which she had failed to put down for the animal – has been jailed.

Judith Bedson (DOB 13/01/1967), of Longton Road, Stone, in Staffordshire, was found guilty at a trial last month of two offences – causing unnecessary suffering to the three-year-old piebald cob colt named Apache, between 20 April 2016 and 20 May 2016, and  failing to meet his needs between 20 January 2016 and 20 May … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a kitten was dumped in a tied-up carrier bag in a Staffordshire street.

A member of the public was alerted to the black and white cat, thought to be around ten months old, after noticing the carrier bag moving in Carver Road, Burton-on-Trent.

The cat had blood around her neck, thought to be as a result of a collar being too tight, and was covered in fleas.

She had a distinctive piece of … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the dead bodies of a kitten and a cat in a box were pulled out of Walsall Canal.

A member of the public witnessed a man in a hi-vis jacket throw the brown box – which was covered in white tape – into the canal from Bridgeman Street, Walsall, in the early afternoon of Friday, 8 September.

The man who witnessed it was concerned about what was in the box, and contacted the … Continue reading…