The RSPCA is appealing for information after a swan was shot with an air rifle in Cheshire.

A concerned member of the public found the bird with a large wound above his leg in a field in Well Lane, Weaverham, on Sunday 5 March. They contacted the RSPCA, and Animal Collection Officer Lauren Bradshaw collected the bird.

Lauren said: “The swan had been grounded in a field and I could easily see the wound above his leg. I took him … Continue reading…

A cat was rescued from the top of a house in High Wycombe after getting stuck on the chimney stack of a house for two days.

Betty’s worried owner contacted the RSPCA after unsuccessfully trying to encourage her down from the house in White House Lane.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Kate Wright attended, on Sunday (4 March). She said: “Betty was very much stuck up there and the only way we could get her down safely was with the assistance … Continue reading…

An elderly dog with a facial tumour the size of an orange was rescued from a house where he lived in squalor, in a case which left the RSPCA inspector who investigated shocked and upset.

Timmy, a 16-year-old collie-type dog, was found by the local fire crews at a house in Selby Street, in Wallasey, Merseyside, who forced entry after becoming concerned about the state of the house while doing routine checks in the area.

They found Timmy lying on … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a poorly boa constrictor snake was abandoned in a plastic box in a Nottingham street.

The snake was found by a member of the public in Little John Walk, in St Ann’s, on Wednesday last week (1 March), confined to the box with the lid secure.

RSPCA inspector Laura Kirkham said: “The person who found the box opened it up and was very surprised to see the snake. Sadly, the snake was not … Continue reading…

A breeder who did not take his dog to the vets when she fell ill during labour has been ordered to pay costs of £1,582 by the courts.

Mark Hardy (DOB 254/12/1961), of Sandymount Drive, in Wallasey, Merseyside, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to the black giant schnauzer, named Jenny, at Wirral Magistrates’ Court last month (Weds 15 Feb).

Yesterday (Thurs 2 March), magistrates gave Hardy a two-year conditional discharge and ordered him to pay costs in a case … Continue reading…