The RSPCA is appealing for information after a swan was found peppered with air gun pellets in a Staffordshire town.

The swan was found by water in Cannock Road, Burntwood, with a hole in his neck, on Thursday 30 March. RSPCA inspector Rob Crutchley collected the bird and took him to the charity’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife Centre, in Nantwich, Cheshire.

An x-ray showed that the swan had been shot 10 times with an air gun. Pellets were found in the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after three cats died from antifreeze poisoning in the same area of Burntwood since the start of the year.

The cats – who all lived around Oak Lane in the Chase Terrace area – all died from kidney failure, with tests confirming that they ingested antifreeze. The third cat died earlier this month.

RSPCA inspector Kate Levesley said: “This is a very upsetting incident which has resulted in the deaths of three much-loved family … Continue reading…