A Derby dog who was once described as one of the thinnest dogs the RSPCA had seen has been chosen as the face of the charity’s national fundraising campaign.

Before and after photos of greyhound-saluki cross William will feature on a mailout which will land on hundreds of thousands of doormats across the country on Valentine’s Day. His story will also appear on the animal welfare charity’s social media channels, reaching millions of people.

William was rescued in September 2015 … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a Jack Russell terrier was found taped in a bin bag and dumped in a rucksack.

The brown and white dog was found by a canal in Bank Road, in Bootle, Liverpool, on Thursday (8 February). The dog was microchipped and details on the chip showed that she was called Jess and was 17 years old. However, the contact details for the owner were out of date, so the owner … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a dog was found in a shallow grave in Wirral.

The terrier-type dog was found by a member of the public on Thursday last week (2 February) in a field in Brimstage Lane. The body had been wrapped in a beige blanket, which had black paws printed on it.

RSPCA inspector Naomi Norris, who is investigating, said: “Someone had attempted to dig a hole for this dog but it was … Continue reading…

A cat who had gotten wedged between two brick walls at a home in Stoke-on-Trent was rescued after a four-hour operation to free him.

The RSPCA was contacted by the concerned owner of Mickey at 10pm on Thursday (2 February) after the plucky cat was found squeezed down a tiny gap – just eight inches wide – at the side of his house and his next door neighbour’s garage, in Meadow Lane.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Cara Gibbon, who helped … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after five chickens were cramped into a small bucket and abandoned in Nottingham.

A member of the public found the five Bantam-type fowls in an alleyway off Broadwood Road, in Bestwood, on Friday (3 February). The birds had been squeezed into a plastic bucket – used to contain fence preservative – with a piece of wood on top.

RSPCA inspector Dave McAdam, who is investigating, said: “They were kept in incredibly cramped conditions and … Continue reading…