The RSPCA is urging dog-walkers to keep their pets on a lead when around wildlife – after two swans were found dead in a Staffordshire park with injuries consistent with being attacked by an animal.

The two birds were discovered at the side of a lake in Chasewater Country Park, in Burntwood, on Wednesday 21 February, both with bite marks on their body and necks.

RSPCA inspector Laura Baker said: “The injuries were consistent with being attacked by another animal, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA were called after meows could be heard coming from the flooring of a partially-built house on a building site in Weldon, Corby on Sunday (February 25).

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Sharon Knight went to the site, owned by Persimmon Homes, and could hear the cat.

ACO Knight attempted to leave some food for the cat and she made staff at the site aware of the situation. They halted work until first thing the following morning when they were … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after five puppies were found dumped at a farm in Wendover – mirroring an incident in which six pups were abandoned at the same site last year.

The animal welfare charity was contacted on Thursday lunchtime (22 February) by a woman who had found the dogs abandoned at the gated entrance to a field.

RSPCA inspector Rachel Smith, who is now investigating, said: “We are treating this as an abandonment but it seems clear to me … Continue reading…

A cat who is ‘allergic’ to living in a cattery is desperately looking for a new home.

Luna came into the RSPCA’s care in November after being found injured and straying in Birmingham. Initially she went into a foster home and was doing well, but was transferred to the charity’s Birmingham cattery before Christmas.

Shortly after settling into the RSPCA’s Newbrook Animal Centre, in Birmingham, Luna started to show symptoms of fur loss and sore feet. She was put back … Continue reading…

A seal pup who was rescued by the RSPCA after being orphaned at just 10 days old has started a new life at sea after being released back into the wild.

The pup was weak and lethargic when he was rescued on 30 September on Penrhyn Beach, in Llandudno, North Wales, after he was seen alone and without his mother for at least three days.

He was taken to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire, where staff … Continue reading…