The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of an emaciated horse was dumped in a Shropshire village.

The female horse, thought to be aged around a year old, was found by a shocked member of the public on Saturday (18 February) at the side of the B4364, in Cleobury North.

RSPCA inspector Dave McCartney, who is investigating, said: “The horse was clearly in a bad way when she was dumped. As she was not microchipped, we don’t know … Continue reading…

The RSPCA in Coventry is looking to rehome a very special dog who has not had any interest from potential adopters.

Holly, an eight-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, is a hermaphrodite – meaning she has both male and female reproductive organs.

Danni Holder, kennel supervisor at the branch, said: “Canine hermaphrodites are very rare, so Holly is a very special dog to us. This doesn’t cause Holly any physical issues or difficulties, but it might put people off from adopting her. … Continue reading…

An RSPCA rescue dog who urgently needed heart surgery has had the life-saving operation – thanks to generous donations from the public.

Five-year-old terrier Molly had a heart block, which meant that her heart could not beat properly. Without a pacemaker, her lifespan would have been reduced.

A fundraising appeal was launched by the RSPCA’s Coventry branch earlier this month to pay for the surgery – with the £2,500 target being met within three hours. Her heart operation was booked … Continue reading…

A cat who had gotten wedged between two brick walls at a home in Stoke-on-Trent was rescued after a four-hour operation to free him.

The RSPCA was contacted by the concerned owner of Mickey at 10pm on Thursday (2 February) after the plucky cat was found squeezed down a tiny gap – just eight inches wide – at the side of his house and his next door neighbour’s garage, in Meadow Lane.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Cara Gibbon, who helped … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s Coventry branch has launched an appeal to raise £2,500 for one of its resident dogs who urgently needs a heart pacemaker.

Terrier-cross Molly arrived at the branch in May last year, after her previous owner did not care for her properly. She had a severe skin condition which made her very sore and uncomfortable, and it took many months for her to recover.

But just as the branch was getting her ready for rehoming, it was discovered that … Continue reading…