The RSPCA is appealing for information after a kitten was thrown from a moving car into traffic on a dual carriageway in York.

Members of the public witnessed the kitten get hit by several cars after being thrown from the window of a dark blue Ford Focus, at around 4.50pm on Thursday 5 September.

It was reported to the RSPCA, who are now investigating, and police.

RSPCA inspector Tom Hutton said: “This would have been a very upsetting incident to … Continue reading…

An RSPCA cattery is appealing for people to adopt one of its feline residents ahead of building work which is scheduled to take place later this month.

RSPCA Stapeley Grange, in London Road, Nantwich, currently has 32 cats looking for new homes. However, major work planned on the cattery’s roof means that half of the cattery needs to be emptied before the work is due to start on 16 September

Lee Stewart, manager of Stapeley Grange, said: “We are planning … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a group of children were seen kicking bags containing live goldfish which were being given as prizes at a fair in East Yorkshire.

The animal welfare charity was contacted after concerned members of the public witnessed the incident on Wednesday 4 September at a fair in Mill Street, Driffield.

The incident has prompted the RSPCA to re-issue pleas to fairground owners about not giving out goldfish as prizes.

Inspector Lucy Green said: “This … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after nine snakes were dumped outside a vets in Frome, Somerset.

The animal welfare charity was alerted after the reptiles were dumped in the early hours of Saturday morning (17th).

The snakes – all corn snakes – were dumped in a plastic box. They have been collected by the RSPCA and are now in private boarding.

RSPCA inspector Hayley Lawrence said: “All of the snakes are in reasonable condition despite being dehydrated.

“It is … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre has admitted a rare patient – a red squirrel.

The elusive squirrel – a native British species which is only seen in certain parts of the UK – was admitted to RSPCA Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, Cheshire, after being found orphaned in Liverpool.

It is only the tenth red squirrel taken in by the centre since 2012.

“The number of red squirrels we get at Stapeley Grange is so remarkably small so when one arrives it … Continue reading…