The story of two kittens who survived cat flu – which killed their two siblings – will be told in the new Channel 5 show Jo Brand’s Cats and Kittens.  

Billy and Bert were rescued by RSPCA inspector Herchy Boal after a member of the public contacted the animal charity when they found them in their garden with their stray mum.

When Herchy arrived at the house in Birmingham, one of the kittens was on the verge of death. … 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 film about much-loved Belgian detective Poirot is currently smashing the box office – and now the RSPCA has a kitten in its care who shows a striking resemblance to the moustached sleuth.

Four-month-old kitten Tasha is at the RSPCA’s Birmingham Animal Centre, after being found wandering the streets as a stray, with an injury to her eye.

Amazingly, the black and white fur on her face resembles the handlebar moustache which is the trademark of Hercule Poirot.

Emma Finnimore, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot with an air rifle in Perry Barr, Birmingham.

The six-year-old cat, named Coco, was found to have an injury to the side of her body by her concerned owner, on 22 September.

She was taken to the vets where an x-ray confirmed that she had two pellets in the side of her body.

As the pellets were deep under her skin, it was decided that they were best left … Continue reading…

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…