A plucky kitten was rescued TWICE in one day – when he was found abandoned in a street in a box, then from a car engine just minutes later!

The eight-week-old ginger and white cat was found abandoned by a member of the public in a box, along with four littermates, in Randal Street, Nottingham today (Thurs 10 August).

The member of the public picked up the box and was walking towards the RSPCA’s Nottingham branch, in Hyson Green, when … Continue reading…

Thirty cats and a ferret were rescued from a bungalow which was waist-high in animal faeces, a court has heard.

The owner of the animals, Martin Jones (DOB 23/8/1958), of Yew Tree Drive, in Shirebrook, appeared at Chesterfield Magistrates’ Court today (Weds 9 Aug) to be sentenced for an offence of causing unnecessary suffering to the animals.

Magistrates handed him a lifetime disqualification order on keeping animals, an 18-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months and ordered him to pay … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a fox died after being shot with a plastic arrow in Stoke-on-Trent.

The animal welfare charity was contacted on Sunday after a member of the public spotted the animal with the arrow sticking out of his back left leg in Spout Lane. Sadly, when an RSPCA inspector found him he had died from his injuries.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin said: “Sadly there was very little chance of the fox overcoming this injury. The … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a neglected dog with a large, untreated tumour was found in a Chester street.

The terrier-type dog was found confused and wandering in a circle in Greenfield Gardens, in Elton, on Sunday, 30 July.

He was taken to a vet where he was examined. Sadly, he was so poorly that the vet put him to sleep on humane grounds.

Now the RSPCA is urging people with information about the dog, and how he … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to be cautious of wildlife when on a boat – after a cygnet died after getting caught in a propeller on a Nantwich canal.

The injured and distressed cygnet was found by a member of the public with his skin ripped away on the top of his body, on the canal near to Barbridge Marina, on Wednesday (2 August).

The member of the public, Richard Palmer, picked the swan up and took him to the … Continue reading…