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…

The RSPCA has launched an investigation after a dog who went missing from her home four years ago was found with serious injuries thought to have been caused by dog-fighting.

The Staffordshire bull terrier was found on The Leverretts, in Birmingham, by a member of the public on 28 December. The woman contacted the RSPCA and an inspector went to collect the dog.

When Inspector Mike Scargill arrived, he was shocked by the state of the dog. She had extensive … Continue reading…

A four-day-old kitten who was abandoned by her mother on a cold and wet day in Birmingham is due to star on the small screen in the Channel 5 show Jo Brand’s Cats and Kittens.

The kitten was found by a member of the public huddled under a bush after they heard her distressed meowing. The contacted the RSPCA, and Inspector Louise Marston collected her and took her to the charity’s Birmingham Animal Hospital.

Louise said: “It was so … Continue reading…

With the West Midlands covered in snow for the past week, there have been a group of dedicated animal-lovers who went out of their way to ensure dogs and cats in need didn’t go without.

The RSPCA’s Birmingham Animal Centre in Frankley Green became isolated when snow started to fall on Friday last week, after the country lanes leading towards it became dangerous to drive on.

But it didn’t deter the dedicated staff, many of who decided to walk on … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a four-month-old puppy with injuries to his neck and leg was found in a communal bin in Newcastle-under-Lyme.

A member of the public made the shocking discovery, in Wilton Street, on Tuesday evening (12 December).

The body of the tan Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog, who had blood all over his neck and face, has now been removed by an RSPCA officer.

The dog wasn’t microchipped so the RSPCA has been … Continue reading…