A cat who arrived in the RSPCA’s care with a hole in his neck – which was so deep it exposed his jugular vein – is waiting for his purr-fect home.

One-year-old Buddy was found as a stray in the streets of Congleton in April, with blood around his neck. An RSPCA inspector took him to the charity’s Stapeley Grange Cattery, in Nantwich, Cheshire, where he has since recovered and is now available for rehoming.

Joyce Mellor, deputy manager of … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after six guinea pigs – four of which were young babies – were dumped in a box at the side of the road.

A member of the public found the abandoned animals in Barthomley Road, in Audley, Stoke-on-Trent, on Thursday morning last week (29 June).

RSPCA inspector Charlotte Melvin said: “They were just dumped at the side of the road in a cardboard box. There was some hay in the box, but that was … Continue reading…

An RSPCA wildlife centre is appealing for donations of dog food to help feed baby birds currently in its care.

Stapeley Grange, in Nantwich, currently has hundreds of baby birds – some of which require a diet of ‘meaty loaf’ dog food to help them grow.

With a food bill which costs £50,000 a year, the centre is appealing for animal-lovers to donate food.

Lee Stewart, manager at Stapeley Grange, said: “We are at the time of year when we … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a family of swans was attacked in a popular Middlesbrough park.


The male swan was found dead at the edge of the lake in Albert Park, and all the eggs smashed. The female was in distress nearby.


The charity was called after the extremely upsetting discovery was made this morning (Wednesday 26 April).


It’s thought metal fences put up by local people to help protect the birds whilst they nested … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was attacked by five youths in Middlesbrough, leaving her with a dislocated hip.


The teenagers were witnessed kicking and spitting at the young black cat in Union Street at around 10pm last Monday (27 February).


RSPCA inspector Krissy Raine said: “A member of the public saw what was happening and intervened.


“They said the teenagers – five of them in total, all male and wearing tracksuits  - kicked … Continue reading…