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 the owner of a stray raccoon dog to come forward after the animal appeared in a school playground as the morning bell rang.
The animal, a native of Asia which is also known as a tanuki, surprised schoolchildren and staff at Woodhouse Primary Academy in Quinton, Birmingham, this morning (Thursday).
It was reported to the RSPCA, who rescued the animal. The raccoon dog is now at the RSPCA’s Birmingham Animal Hospital while arrangements are being … 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…
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog who is thought to have been used for breeding was found abandoned in a Birmingham street.
A member of the public found the American bulldog in Bolton Road on Friday, 18 August. She was found limping and wandering in the busy road.
RSPCA inspector Kim Charles, who is investigating, said: “We could tell as soon as we looked at her that she had been overbred. Her mammary glands were very large … Continue reading…
The RSPCA is appealing for information after a pregnant cat was dumped in a black bin bag inside a taped-up pet carrier in a Birmingham street.
A member of the public came across the meowing cat in an alleyway in St Saviours Road, in Birmingham on Wednesday 16 August.
The tortoiseshell cat, thought to only be around seven months’ old, is now recovering at local animal rescue Ashmore Rescue for Cats, where she has been named Maggie.
RSPCA inspector Mike … Continue reading…