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 poorly and neglected dog was abandoned “like rubbish” in a Northampton street.

The white and brown female terrier could barely stand when she was found by a member of the public near to Barley Hill Road, in Southfields, on Saturday (15 July).

She was taken to a vet, who contacted the RSPCA.

RSPCA inspector Michelle Hare said: “The dog was in such a poor condition and as she could barely stand, it … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a cat in a pet carrier was pulled out of a pool of water on a worksite in a Staffordshire town.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity yesterday after the distressing find in a manmade lagoon on a worksite in Sutton Avenue, in Silverdale, Newcastle-under-Lyme.

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin, who is investigating, said: “The worksite is completely fenced off so whoever did this would have had … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a group of teenagers attacked an elderly cat in broad daylight in a Derby street.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA yesterday after witnessing the incident at 4.20pm yesterday (Thursday 29 June) in Coleman Street, Alvaston.

RSPCA inspector Sarah Gardner said: “The group of teenagers – there were 11 of them, of which two were girls – had surrounded the cat and were throwing bottles and cans at him, clearly tormenting … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dying puppy was dumped in a car carrier outside a Pets at Home, in Southwark.

CCTV footage shows a man with dark hair, and dressed in a dark top and bottoms hurrying over and then leaving the dirty carrier just outside the front door of the store in Old Kent Road, just before 11.30am on Thursday, 8 June.

Despite the best efforts of RSPCA vets to save him, the dog was showing … Continue reading…