The owner of a dog who was left severely matted and covered in dreadlocks after years of neglect has been banned from keeping animals for life.

Paul Padmore (DOB 15/05/59), of Kipling Road, Willenhall, West Midlands, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on Monday 4 December, where he pleaded guilty to failing to meet the needs of the Yorkshire terrier named Poppy.

The court heard that the RSPCA became involved after a member of the public contacted the animal charity with … Continue reading…

The story of two kittens who survived cat flu – which killed their two siblings – will be told in the new Channel 5 show Jo Brand’s Cats and Kittens.  

Billy and Bert were rescued by RSPCA inspector Herchy Boal after a member of the public contacted the animal charity when they found them in their garden with their stray mum.

When Herchy arrived at the house in Birmingham, one of the kittens was on the verge of death. … Continue reading…

An abused dog whose jaw was torn off after she was used for badger baiting is set to have a happy Christmas thanks to the RSPCA.

The brown Parson Russell terrier was discovered last Christmas wandering down a Walsall street with horrific facial injuries and taken to a vet who immediately called the animal welfare charity.

She had fresh wounds to her ears and part of her jaw was missing. The discovery of a radio transmitter collar confirmed the vet’s … Continue reading…

These two poorly kittens, pictured below, were abandoned in a plastic bag and left to die on disused wasteland in Birmingham.

The cats, who were struggling to breathe when they were found, were dumped alongside two newborn kittens – still with their umbilical cords attached – on land in Slade Road, Erdington, Birmingham, on Friday, 17 November.

Sadly, the two kittens suffering from cat flu – aged around eight weeks old – were too poorly to survive.

Now the RSPCA … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre and cattery is holding its annual Christmas Fair to raise much-needed funds.

The centre is inviting animal-lovers to get into the festive spirit at their annual Christmas fair on Sunday 10 December.

The fun starts at 11am until 3pm at the centre on London Road, Nantwich, costs just a £1 donation to get in and has a range of fun activities to entertain kids and adults alike.

Children can get creative with a Christmas … Continue reading…