The RSPCA is appealing for information after three skinny chickens were dumped in a pigeon basket in pouring rain in Merseyside.

A member of the public found the three birds huddled together in a brown basket on the Liverpool Loop Line, between Fazackerley to Hunts Cross, near to Longmoor Lane.

They contacted the RSPCA and inspector Helen Smith collected the birds, who were all very thin and hungry.

Inspector Smith said: “All that was in the basket with them was … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a man was seen dumping a dog on a busy road in Liverpool in broad daylight.

Members of the public witnessed a man in a green old-style Land Rover pull up on Shevingtons Lane, Kirkby, take the dog out of the car before driving off – abandoning the dog on the side of the road. The incident happened at 2pm on Tuesday (2 October).

The dog, a male Staffie, starting running on the … Continue reading…

A cygnet who had a ‘lucky escape’ after swallowing a large fishing hook has prompted the RSPCA to urge anglers to take litter home with them.

The bird was rescued from a lake in Rotherham, on Wednesday last week (29 August), with a 7cm-long fishing hook in his throat and fishing line wrapped around his esophagus.

He was taken to a local vet but was transferred to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, as his injuries needed … Continue reading…

Hundreds of visitors are expected to attend the opening of Derby’s newly refurbished RSPCA Abbey Street Animal Rehoming Centre over the bank holiday weekend – including the stars of a hit television show.

The centre, which has undergone an exciting refurbishment of their kennel facilities, will be officially opened by Baasit and Umar Siddiqui from the popular Channel Four TV show Gogglebox.

The Derby pair, who are big supporters of the local animal welfare charity, will attend the in Abbey … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat with an injury to his tail was abandoned in Marholm near Peterborough.

It appears the young male cat had been taken to a vet by his owner, as when the RSPCA investigated the location where the cat was found, they discovered a vet bandage along with part of the poor cat’s tail.

The RSPCA attended the incident on Sunday August 5 and collected the cat, who was hiding in a barn … Continue reading…