A dog has been found shot in the head twice in a field in Old Eldon, Shildon, County Durham.

 

The female Dogue de Bordeaux had recently had puppies and was extremely emaciated.

 

X-rays show she suffered a fractured skull and veterinary opinion is that she would have suffered for some time before she died.

RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent said: “I suspect this dog has had puppies, which have drained her fat reserves as she has not being … Continue reading…

These two poorly kittens, pictured below, were abandoned in a plastic bag and left to die on disused wasteland in Birmingham.

The cats, who were struggling to breathe when they were found, were dumped alongside two newborn kittens – still with their umbilical cords attached – on land in Slade Road, Erdington, Birmingham, on Friday, 17 November.

Sadly, the two kittens suffering from cat flu – aged around eight weeks old – were too poorly to survive.

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A large snake that could have been flushed down a toilet has been rescued by RSPCA Cymru, after being found by unsuspecting employees at Caernarfon’s Dŵr Cymru Treatment Works.

The charity was alerted after the Carolina corn snake was spotted by an employee, on Thursday (9 November), down a chamber in the sewage system at the Treatment Works.

It is believed the snake entered the sewage system after escaping via a toilet, or being flushed down one.

RSPCA inspector Andrew … Continue reading…

The search is on for the owner of a tabby cat found in Newport with an eye problem.

RSPCA Cymru was alerted after a member of the public found the neutered male cat in the Marlowe Gardens area of the city.

It is believed the cat may be lost from home as he is “very friendly”, and the animal welfare charity is now appealing for information in the hope the owner may come forward.

The older male cat was not … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was found in Urmston, Greater Manchester in a ‘horrendous state’.

His left eye was missing and the socket infected and he was completely blind. He was also emaciated, his fur was heavily matted and had fly eggs in it.

 

He had to be put to sleep by a vet on humane grounds.

 

RSPCA inspector Lorna Campbell collected him from Lowther Gardens on Sunday 29 October after a call from … Continue reading…