The RSPCA is appealing for information after five turtles were abandoned in a plastic box at the side of a road in Rugby.

A member of the public found the turtles in a clear 40-litre Wilko box on Daventry Road, in Barby, at 4pm on Thursday last week (16 March).

Four of the turtles have been identified as common musk turtles, and the fifth has been identified as a map turtle. They are now in the care of a specialist … Continue reading…

A cat which was abandoned in a tied plastic box in a Staffordshire country lane has been reunited with her owner.

The tortoiseshell female cat, who the RSPCA nicknamed Bagpuss but is in fact called Peppa, was found by a member of the public on Monday last week (13 March) in Walton Road, Burton-on-Trent. The cat had been placed in a box, which was then placed inside a tied plastic bag and hidden in undergrowth.

Following media coverage appealing for … Continue reading…

Workers at a JCB warehouse in Stoke-on-Trent found a surprise stowaway when a praying mantis was discovered hidden in a container from India.

The RSPCA was contacted on Friday (10 March) after the carnivorous insect was found in a container which had come over from India. Staff at the JCB logistics centre, in Lowlands Road, confined the four-inch creature in a box, which was picked up by RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Catherine Strawford.

The insect has now been taken to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found tied up in a bag in a Staffordshire field.

A woman contacted the RSPCA after finding the cat in Walton Road, in Drakelow, Burton-on-Trent, at 2.30pm on Monday (13 March). She was alerted to the animal after hearing a loud meow when she pulled up in her car at the side of the road.

After looking for the source of the noise, she found the female tortoiseshell cat in … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two kittens were abandoned at a nature reserve in Walsall.

A member of the public saw three men speed off in a grey-blue estate-type car at Lime Pits Nature Reserve car park at about 3pm on Saturday 25 February, with two kittens having been left in the spot where the car had been.

The terrified six-month-old kittens were picked up by the member of the public, who contacted the RSPCA.

They are now … Continue reading…