The RSPCA is appealing for people to come forward with information after a dog was abandoned in a street in Stoke-on-Trent.

CCTV footage obtained by the RSPCA shows someone walk the American bull dog up to a lamppost before tying his lead around it. They then walk away, leaving the dog barking, confused and wandering around the lamppost.

The incident happened at 2.10am on Monday, 17 July, in Clyde Street.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin said: “The dog was microchipped, however … Continue reading…

A plucky duckling which got himself stuck down in underground pipes was safely rescued – after an RSPCA officer played a DUCK video on her phone!

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Cat Strawford was tasked with rescuing the duckling from Amington Industrial Estate, in Sandy Way, Tamworth, after a concerned member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity.

Cat said: “The poor duckling had fallen down a drain and as a result had got himself stuck in underground pipes. He … Continue reading…

A wildlife photographer has caught the heartwarming moment two reunited swans made a love-heart shape with their necks after two months apart while one recovered in the RSPCA’s care.

The photo was snapped on Saturday (15 June) by Ian Sheridan, who was watching RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Dave Hollinshead release the male swan (‘cob’) at Doxey Marshes, in Stafford.

Two months earlier, the swan had been rescued by the RSPCA after suffering a foot injury. He was taken to the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a nervous corgi was tied up and abandoned outside a vets in Birmingham.

The male dog was found by a member of the public outside Fivelands Vets, in Church Road, Yardley, at around 10.50pm on the evening of Friday, 7 July.

Shortly before finding the dog, the member of the public saw two white Citroen vans hanging around the area, one with two males inside and the other with one male inside.

RSPCA … Continue reading…

A man who failed to trim his donkeys’ overgrown hooves, leading three of them to suffer in pain, has been fined by magistrates.

James Derek Pickford (DOB 30/01/1935), of Lowe Hill, in Leek, Staffordshire, was found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to three donkeys and failing to meet the needs of seven donkeys following a trial at North Staffordshire Justice Centre last week.

The court heard that the RSPCA had been in contact with Pickford before, and had given advice … Continue reading…