An RSPCA appeal for information has been launched after the sudden death of a Kinmel Bay cat who vets believe may have been poisoned.

The 12-year-old male tabby cat – called Nala – suddenly became very poorly, and was passing blood in his urine within days. The cat’s condition continued to deteriorate in the days which followed, and sadly he was put to sleep on independent veterinary advice on Saturday 23 March.

Vets found the cat had succumbed to acute … Continue reading…

A much-loved cat has been put to sleep on humane grounds after being shot in York.

 

Biscuit, an eight-month-old ginger tom cat, was found severely injured in the garden of a neighbour’s house, a few doors from his home on Almsford Road, on Monday night (18 March).

 

He was rushed to a local vet practice where x-rays showed a metal air rifle pellet lodged in his spine. Paralysed from the hips down and in immense pain, the difficult … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the ‘thinnest dog ever seen alive’ by an RSPCA inspector was found in Accrington, Lancashire.

 

The dog, who has been named Eric by veterinary staff caring for him, was unable to stand or lift his head.

 

He was found by a member of the public on the afternoon of Saturday 2 March and collapsed soon after.

 

RSPCA inspector Nina Small said: “He was in the yard of an empty council … Continue reading…

A duck who RSPCA officers and a local animal lover tried to rescue for nearly a week because he had a dart through his neck has been captured, treated and released back into the wild.

 

The RSPCA was first called about the male mallard on Tuesday 26 February after he was spotted beside the River Don, Sheffield Road, Oxspring with the four inch metal dart through his neck.

 

Officers attended almost every day until he was finally rescued … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat with a skin condition was dumped at the charity’s Great Ayton Animal Centre, Middlesbrough.

 

A man came into the reception, put a carrier with the cat inside on the desk, said “I don’t want that”, and ran out.

 

It happened at approx 1.30pm on Saturday 2 March.

 

RSPCA Great Ayton Animal Centre deputy manager Olivia Duffill said: “The receptionist was on the phone at the time so wasn’t … Continue reading…