The RSPCA is urging people to think carefully before buying exotic pets after two snakes and an iguana were found abandoned in a similar area.

The two snakes – a corn snake and a young carpet python – were found in a small box together at the disused Coalbrookdale train station, in Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, on Saturday (August 15).

The iguana was found in a shoebox in a park near Kent Road, Wolverhampton, on Sunday (August 16). He was missing part … Continue reading…

May Hill horses

The RSPCA is appealing for more information after a young filly and a gelding were left stranded with one of the horses on the brink of death on May Hill Common earlier this month.

Two RSPCA inspectors attended the picturesque area near Huntley known for its beautiful walks to investigate and found the colourful filly and grey gelding in a pitiful state. Locals confirmed that the pair were not owned and had been dumped at the site.

One of the … Continue reading…

Royal Python Oxford

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a callous owner unloaded their Royal python and vivarium outside a betting shop and drove away leaving the snake stranded on the roadside.

The incident happened at about 5:30pm on Sunday 31 May outside Ladbrokes on Gloucester Street in Oxford. The owner is believed to have unloaded the snake in its tank with some bedding and other equipment outside the shop and then driven off without returning.

RSPCA inspector Andy Eddy who is … Continue reading…

RSPCA appeals for information

A Yorkshire terrier stolen from his home took his rescue into his own paws last week, when he flagged down an RSPCA van along a deserted road more than 100 miles from home.

One of the charity’s inspectors, Stephanie Law, was driving down Hawkswood Lane in Gerrards Cross when she saw the little dog run out from some woods in front of her, barking to her to stop.

She braked and opened her door, and he … Continue reading…

Elderly dog left tied to railings

RSPCA appeals for information about abandonment

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an elderly German shepherd dog was found tied to railings at the entrance of a Manchester park today (7 March).


The black and tan dog was found at about 11.50am by a member of staff at Platt Fields Park.  It is not known how long he had been there.


The dog’s eyes were badly ulcerated and he was arthritic … Continue reading…