A kitten just weeks old was safely rescued after falling down a pipe and getting tightly wedged behind a wall in a shop.

A customer who was visiting the DIY shop in Bristol Road South, in Northfield, Birmingham, contacted the RSPCA and West Midlands Fire Service after hearing the distressing meows of the kitten, on Tuesday last week (13 June).

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Vic Hurr attended, and alongside the fire service they managed to cut the wall and bring … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a dog was left to die, tied up in a bin bag and dumped at the side of a road.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA at 11.30pm on Tuesday night (23 May), after they found the dog in Dorset Road, in Saltley, Birmingham.

The dog, who was alive but in a bad way when he was found, had been placed in the bin bag, which had been tied tightly.

He had three … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a puppy was abandoned inside a phone box.

The one-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier was found chained up inside the phone box in Quinton Road West, in Quinton, Birmingham, on Tuesday (17 January).

The puppy has since been named Clark, after Superman alias Clark Kent, who famously emerged from phone boxes as the legendary superhero. Clark has even been given a new superhero outfit of his own, thanks to a new Superman collar.

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A swan was rescued by the RSPCA after he crash landed in a building site – and got himself wedged behind a brick wall.

The swan was completely stuck when RSPCA Animal Collection Officer (ACO) Cara Gibbon arrived at the site in Dovedale Road, Birmingham, on Wednesday afternoon (4 January).

ACO Gibbon said: “With the help of the builders, we had to remove each brick block by block as there was no other way to get him out. He was … Continue reading…

A kitten rescued by the RSPCA after spending a morning absconded in a car engine is now looking for a new home.

Twelve-week-old Ayrton, named after the iconic racing driver, was discovered under the bonnet of a car in Northycote Farm, Underhill Lane, Wolverhampton on 16 September.

Driver Wayne Rutter had pulled up to eat his lunch after driving about 10 miles around the area for work that morning, and heard a plaintive miaow.

The 50-year-old photocopier engineer said: “I … Continue reading…