The RSPCA has issued a warning to pet owners not to ‘decorate’ their animals with accessories or jewellery after veterinary staff had to cut a bangle from a cat’s neck.
The UK’s largest and oldest animal welfare charity is urging pet owners not to dress their cats in any decorative items as they could be dangerous or cause injury.
The warning comes after an inspector came across a young cat with a metal bangle stuck around her neck.
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The RSPCA is urging dog-walkers to keep their pets on a lead when around wildlife – after two swans were found dead in a Staffordshire park with injuries consistent with being attacked by an animal.
The two birds were discovered at the side of a lake in Chasewater Country Park, in Burntwood, on Wednesday 21 February, both with bite marks on their body and necks.
RSPCA inspector Laura Baker said: “The injuries were consistent with being attacked by another animal, … Continue reading…
A cat who is ‘allergic’ to living in a cattery is desperately looking for a new home.
Luna came into the RSPCA’s care in November after being found injured and straying in Birmingham. Initially she went into a foster home and was doing well, but was transferred to the charity’s Birmingham cattery before Christmas.
Shortly after settling into the RSPCA’s Newbrook Animal Centre, in Birmingham, Luna started to show symptoms of fur loss and sore feet. She was put back … Continue reading…
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a guinea pig was abandoned in a carrier bag in the car park of a supermarket.
A member of the public found the small animal at Asda in Minworth, Sutton Coldfield, on Saturday evening, and contacted the RSPCA.
Inspector Kate Levesley collected the guinea pig and took him to a vet, where he was checked over.
Kate said: “This poor guinea pig had been put in a box, which was put inside an … Continue reading…
The RSPCA is urging people to carefully consider the needs of a pet before taking one on – after three hamsters were dumped on a Birmingham street in a shoebox which had “free hamsters” written on it.
The hamsters were left on a footbridge over a ford in the Sarehole Mill area. There were three hamsters in the box – but the lid was open, so there may have been more who escaped.
Rachel Butler, RSPCA spokeswoman for Birmingham, said: … Continue reading…