The RSPCA is urging pet-owners about the importance of vaccinations after an increase of stray cats being presented with a potentially fatal virus at the charity’s Birmingham Animal Hospital.

In the last couple of months, the hospital has seen 31 cats suffering from the virus feline panleukopenia (FPV). The disease can be fatal to cats and kittens.

The infected cats were collected from across Birmingham.

Joanna Szkutnicki, Senior Clinician at the hospital, said: “FPV is a severe disease that can … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a man drove up to an RSPCA animal centre, got out of his car and abandoned a dog at the gates before driving away.

CCTV footage captured the man driving into a disabled parking bay in a black Mercedes, taking the dog out of his boot and walking towards the gates of Birmingham Animal Centre, in Frankley Green, at around 8.05am on Saturday 26 August.

The Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog, who has since … Continue reading…