The RSPCA is appealing for information after a gerbil in his cage was abandoned “like a piece of rubbish” in a skip.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA on Tuesday (18 April) after finding the gerbil in the skip in Prescelly Close, Nuneaton.

The gerbil is now in the care of the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Louise Marston said: “This is so sad and it sickens me that someone just threw the gerbil in the skip to die, as … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is hoping to reunite a kitten with her owner, after the plucky moggy found herself stranded 15ft up a tree.

The young female kitten, thought to be around five months old, was rescued on Friday last week (14 April) after being spotted by a concerned member of the public up the tree in Jardine Crescent, Coventry.

RSPCA inspector Louise Marston said: “A local tree surgeon carefully climbed the tree to get her down. As soon as he got … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three dead foxes were found in a Staffordshire field in the space of two weeks.

The bodies have been found in Darnford Lane, Lichfield, over the course of a fortnight, with the more recent one found on Thursday, 6 April.

RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant said: “There are no visible injuries on the foxes, however I am concerned that there is a possibility that they have been poisoned, as it is unusual for there … Continue reading…

Three newborn kittens are recovering after they were found close to death at a factory in Walsall.

The kittens, then two days old, were found in a storage cupboard at a factory in Walsall Enterprise Park, in Regal Drive, on 31 March. It is thought that they were born to a feral cat who possibly abandoned them.

When RSPCA Animal Collection Office Catherine Strawford arrived, they were still wet from the birth, stone cold to touch and not moving. They … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a swan was found peppered with air gun pellets in a Staffordshire town.

The swan was found by water in Cannock Road, Burntwood, with a hole in his neck, on Thursday 30 March. RSPCA inspector Rob Crutchley collected the bird and took him to the charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire.

An x-ray showed that the swan had been shot 10 times with an air gun. Pellets were found in the … Continue reading…