The RSPCA is appealing for information after a duck was shot in a canal in Chester.


The magpie duck was found injured at the side of the canal, by Telford’s Warehouse, on Sunday, 3 June. She was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, where sadly an x-ray showed an air rifle pellet in her neck.

Her injury was so severe that she was put to sleep to prevent further suffering.

Donna Boden, a member of the public who … Continue reading…

A man who starved his dogs to the point where they looked like “walking skeletons” has been banned from keeping animals for 15 years.


Christopher McGinn (DOB 14/10/87), of Westbury Street, in Birkenhead, Wirral, appeared at Wirral Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Weds 7 June), where he pleaded guilty to two offences of causing unnecessary suffering to Reggie and Ronnie, three offences of failing to meet their needs and one offence of being in breach of an animal disqualification order.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in Coventry – just weeks after another cat had to have a leg amputated after being shot in the next street.


Two-year-old Meg was shot with a pellet in the left side of her body, fracturing a rib, rupturing her diaphragm and bruising her lung.

She was targeted sometime between 8.30pm and 10pm on Monday 22 May, and would have been near her home in Mayfield Road, Earlsdon.

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Two cats with a severe flea allergy are recovering after being abandoned in a Leicester park.

The cats – a male and a female – were discovered by a member of the public in a plastic carrier on Aylestone Recreation Ground, in Knighton Lane, on Thursday last week (1 June).

They are now in the RSPCA’s care, where they have been given the names Dandelion and Burdock.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Sharon Knight, who collected the cats, said: “They had … Continue reading…

Three kittens who were abandoned on a door step in Pear Tree are recovering in the RSPCA’s care.

The tiny kittens were just 10 days old when they were found by a member of the public in Pear Tree, on 15 May. They are currently being cared for by staff at the RSPCA’s Derby branch, in Abbey Street, where they are being hand-reared.

They have been given the names Yoda, Gonzo and Rizzo, and are all doing well.

Kerry Draper, … Continue reading…