The RSPCA in Coventry has launched a fundraising appeal for a dog who survived being in a hot car – but now needs a heart scan.

Shortly after coming into the RSPCA’s care over the summer, two-year-old Sheldon was diagnosed with a grade 5 heart murmur – which urgently needs looking into further to find out what is causing it.

The heart scan will cost £1,000 – and the RSPCA’s Coventry branch, which is ran independently from the national RSPCA, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging pet-owners about the importance of vaccinations after an increase of stray cats being presented with a potentially fatal virus at the charity’s Birmingham Animal Hospital.

In the last couple of months, the hospital has seen 31 cats suffering from the virus feline panleukopenia (FPV). The disease can be fatal to cats and kittens.

The infected cats were collected from across Birmingham.

Joanna Szkutnicki, Senior Clinician at the hospital, said: “FPV is a severe disease that can … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after four kittens were abandoned in Stoke-on-Trent – of which two sadly died.

The week-old kittens were crying when they were found in a box at the side of a road in Settle Grove on Thursday 31 August. The member of the public who found them took the kittens back to their home and called the RSPCA.

Sadly, two of the kittens died overnight. The surviving two – who have been named Doris and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after receiving reports that ducks are being shot at on a Walsall canal.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity on Thursday 31 August after witnessing two ducks being shot dead with a pellet gun on a canal behind a row of houses in St John’s Close.

RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant said: “We are very concerned to hear that someone is deliberately targeting wildlife in such a cruel way. There have … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a kitten was dumped in a tied-up carrier bag in a Staffordshire street.

A member of the public was alerted to the black and white cat, thought to be around ten months old, after noticing the carrier bag moving in Carver Road, Burton-on-Trent.

The cat had blood around her neck, thought to be as a result of a collar being too tight, and was covered in fleas.

She had a distinctive piece of … Continue reading…