The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was thrown out of a car and kicked three times by a woman – who then tried to run the dog over – in a Shropshire village.

A member of the public who witnessed the incident managed to catch the German shepherd dog following the incident in Eaton-on-Tern at around 3pm on Saturday (7 April).

They contacted the RSPCA and the dog is now in the care of the animal charity, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated and very poorly cat was dumped in a field in Tamworth.

The female tabby cat, who is thought to be around 10-years-old, was found in a pink cat carrier in a field off Syerscote Lane, on 1 April.

RSPCA animal collection officer (ACO) Catherine Strawford collected her and took her to the charity’s Birmingham Animal Hospital.

ACO Strawford said: “She is very thin and when she was weighed on arrival at … Continue reading…

An RSPCA officer had a surprise over the weekend when he attended a call to collect what he thought was a newt – but turned out to be a poisonous fire salamander.

The animal was found by a member of the public in a tupperware box in Woodbank Park, Stockport, on Sunday afternoon. (8 April)

When the call came in, animal welfare officer (AWO) Steve Wickham was sure it would turn out to be a harmless newt – but it … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a hamster was abandoned by a man in a park in Sutton Coldfield.

A member of the public was walking through Newhall Park on Tuesday (April 3) when they saw a bald man in his mid-30s wearing jeans and a black jacket walking with the empty hamster cage after letting the hamster out.

The member of the public contacted the RSPCA and Animal Collection Officer (ACO) Cara Gibbon collected the poor hamster, now … Continue reading…

A swan who turned completely black after getting covered in oil has been released back into the wild after a remarkable transformation.

The swan was picked up by an RSPCA officer from a lake in Prestoles Road, Radcliffe, Manchester, after being spotted by a member of the public.

The bird was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre in Nantwich, Cheshire, where staff joked that an Australian black swan had just been admitted.

Lynsey Cale, wildlife assistant at Stapeley … Continue reading…