Wednesday 22 April 2015

‘Marv’ellous rescue of upside down cat

Fire service & RSPCA rescue adventurous feline

 

The RSPCA and Avon Fire and Rescue Service had to join forces last week to rescue a cat who had become stuck in a small gap between two garage walls.

Marv the cat had somehow become firmly wedged upside down in the gap between his owner’s garage and their next door neighbour’s garage in Lydiard Croft, Hanham, Bristol.

 

It is thought … Continue reading…

Complaints investigated by RSPCA on the rise

Annual figures reveal more complaints of cruelty including a cat abandoned with severe head injuries and dumped dogs described as ‘bags of bones’

The RSPCA’s annual figures for 2014 show that cruelty complaints investigated by the charity in the south west and central England* have gone up once again.

 

More worrying still is that the numbers of complaints involving direct cruelty including beatings, improper killing, mutilation and poisonings formed 12.5% of the … Continue reading…

Deliberate cruelty to pets on rise in West of England

Annual figures reveal more complaints of deliberate cruelty including a badly beaten dog, a dog burned and beaten and a rabbit microwaved

The RSPCA’s annual figures for 2014 show that cruelty complaints investigated by the charity in the west of England* have gone up once again.

 

More worrying still is that the numbers of complaints involving direct cruelty including beatings, improper killing, mutilation and poisonings have also increased.

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Sinbad the kitten stands tall after his epic journey overseas

An eight-month-old kitten has miraculously survived a stormy 16 day journey in a shipping container from Egypt before arriving on the back of a lorry in Hereford.

Image courtesy of the Hereford Times 

Named after Sinbad the sailor, the fictional adventurer who took to the high seas, the ginger tabby kitten travelled over 2,000 miles after hopping into a shipping container in Alexandria in Egypt on 8 March.

From Alexandria, Sinbad was then shipped with luxury linens to the port … Continue reading…

Cat found hanged from window frame

RSPCA appeals for information after horrific discovery

 

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found hanged from a window frame on Friday (27 February).

 

A cord noose had been tied around the neck of the ginger cat and then around the window frame at the side of a derelict snooker club on High Oak, Brierley Hill.

 

RSPCA inspector Vicki Taylor removed the cord and took the body to … Continue reading…