A chinchilla has been rescued by the RSPCA after being abandoned in a food waste bin in Warwick.

A member of the public contacted the animal charity after finding the small animal in the bin on the roadside, next to a bus stop in Emscote Road.

Thankfully the chinchilla was in a good body condition, however he did not have any food or water left with him.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) Ben Jones said: “The person who found the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people with information to come forward after a man was seen beating a dog on a bus in Walsall.

The animal charity was contacted by a worried member of the public who witnessed the incident on the 10A bus from Walsall to Brownhills, on Thursday last week (12 October) at around 4.25pm.

RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant said: “The caller witnessed a man inflict several blows to the side of the dog, who appeared frightened and had … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a man reportedly mistreated a dog outside a pub in Stoke-on-Trent.

Witnesses who saw the incident said that the man threw the dog in the air a number of times and let her drop to the floor.

He was confronted by members of the public following the incident, on Thursday evening (12 Oct) outside The Greyhound pub in Manor Court Street, Penkhull, but he walked away and left the dog behind.

The dog, … Continue reading…

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…