A cat was rescued by the RSPCA and West Midlands Fire Service after becoming impaled on a fence in Birmingham.

The young female tabby, who has been named Sparkle, was found by a member of the public on a metal railing fence in their back garden in Bromford Lane, Washwood Heath, on the evening of Friday, 6 November.

A 45cm metal pole had impaled the cat’s left hind leg, causing extensive injuries. She is now recovering in the RSPCA’s care … Continue reading…

RSPCA animal centre workers in Birmingham are celebrating reaching record rehoming levels.

Staff at RSPCA Newbrook Animal Welfare Centre found new homes for 152 neglected, abused and abandoned animals in August, the highest number from all the RSPCA national animal centres in recent years*.

Centre manager Elaine Buchan said: “We are absolutely thrilled. Our staff have been working really hard to rehome pets as quickly as possible to make room for more animals rescued by our inspectors.

“We have got … Continue reading…

17.12.13

This is the heartbreaking moment caught on CCTV footage of a puppy being dumped by its owner outside the gates of our Birmingham Animal Centre and Hospital.

The incident happened at around 11am on Wednesday 11 December at the centre in Frankley.

A silver Renault car is seen drawing up to the gate before the driver leans across to open the back door and makes the puppy get out. Then the driver wheel-spins off leaving the young Staffordshire bull … Continue reading…

20.11.13

Today (Wednesday 20 November) saw his Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester officially opened our flagship state of the art animal centre and hospital in Birmingham.

Our new Animal Centre and Hospital at Newbrook Farm, Frankley is our national centre of excellence for animal welfare.

A host of civic dignitaries from across the West Midlands attended the prestigious event – and were joined by staff and volunteers and our chief executive Gavin Grant.

We are immensely proud of our … Continue reading…

03.08.13

We were called to deal with an unusual rescue in Birmingham last weekend – an escaped porcupine.

The adventurous rodent had managed to dig his way out of his home and ended up hiding in some undergrowth in Iris Drive, Birmingham.

The porcupine was found after a dog had gone into the bushes to investigate and came out with porcupine spikes on his body, but it was checked over and was okay following the encounter.

The dog’s owner investigated … Continue reading…