The RSPCA’s Burton branch is urgently seeking a new home for a long-stay cat with a heart condition which may result in his life being shortened.

Clive has been with the branch since April after his previous owner was hospitalised, but sadly since then no one has come forward to offer him a home.

The 18-month-old has a grade 4 heart murmur, and staff are worrying that this puts people off from adopting him – but the staff are sure … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a turtle with a severely swollen body was found abandoned in a Stoke-on-Trent park.

The musk turtle was found in Hartshill Park on Wednesday (30 August). The member of the public who found the turtle contacted the RSPCA, who transferred the turtle to an exotics vet.

Examination by a vet has shown that the turtle is suffering from lymphoedema, thought to be as a result of being fed a poor diet. The turtle … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to dispose of angling litter properly after a bat suffered a serious injury when he got a fishing hook impaled through his face.

The daubenton’s bat was found with horrific injuries to his face at Branston Golf and Country Club, in Burton-on-Trent, on Wednesday last week (23 August).

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA after finding the bat dangling on fishing line from a tree.

He was collected by an RSPCA officer and … Continue reading…

This photo shows the moment a terrified dog was rescued by the RSPCA after being tied up to a gate and abandoned in the middle of a field at night.

The dog was spotted by a member of the public in the field, in Blythe Road, Coleshill, Birmingham, on the evening of Friday, 25 August.

They contacted the RSPCA, and Inspector Mike Scargill attended to rescue the dog, a male Staffordshire bull terrier.

The dog was so terrified and untrusting … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog who is thought to have been used for breeding was found abandoned in a Birmingham street.

A member of the public found the American bulldog in Bolton Road on Friday, 18 August. She was found limping and wandering in the busy road.

RSPCA inspector Kim Charles, who is investigating, said: “We could tell as soon as we looked at her that she had been overbred. Her mammary glands were very large … Continue reading…