RSPCA inspectors are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a swan was shot in the neck with an air rifle in Merseyside on Sunday (25 October).

A concerned passer-by contacted the RSPCA after they saw the wild bird was injured on Bradlegh Road, in Newton-Le-Willows.

But when RSPCA inspector Leanne Hardy arrived on the scene she found the poor swan with an air pellet wound on his neck and took him to RSPCA Stapeley Grange wildlife centre in Nantwich, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a cat in Coventry was shot with what is thought to be a tranquilizer dart.

The cat, a male tabby and white long hair which lives in Tennyson Road, was found to have a suspicious dart around 3cm in length in his fur by his owner as she stroked him on Wednesday 7 October.

RSPCA inspector Louise Labram, who is investigating the case, said: “As the owner parted the fur she discovered the dart, which … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two cats from the same household were shot in Market Harborough.

Macky, a two-year-old brown tabby (pictured right) , and Simba, a three year-old ginger tabby (below), had only recently started going outside after their owners moved to Hilltop Close just weeks ago.

Their owners, Andy Upperton and Jess Chan, discovered Macky’s injuries – thought to have been caused by an air rifle – on Thursday, 8 October.

The following day they found … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a young kitten was found in an abandoned caravan which was full of foliage and mouldy food.

The unkempt caravan was located on a lay-by in Fosse Way, Warwickshire, past Monks Kirby. Confined inside was a black male kitten, approximately eight weeks old.

The kitten has been named Kirby after the location where he was found and is currently in the RSPCA’s care.

RSPCA inspector Louise Labram, who attended the incident, said: “The … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after four cats in the same street died from suspected poisonings.

The cats, who lived in homes in Kirby Drive, Dudley, all died in the last week of September. It is not known for certain what poisoned them.

RSPCA inspector Kelly Lake said: “This is very distressing for the owners of the cats who died. The RSPCA is always deeply concerned to hear about suspected poisonings. Animals are often extremely curious and will be … Continue reading…