The RSPCA’s Burton branch is urgently seeking a new home for a long-stay cat with a heart condition which may result in his life being shortened.

Clive has been with the branch since April after his previous owner was hospitalised, but sadly since then no one has come forward to offer him a home.

The 18-month-old has a grade 4 heart murmur, and staff are worrying that this puts people off from adopting him – but the staff are sure … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after two French bulldogs were found abandoned in a “despicable” condition in a Burton park.

The male dogs, around three years old, both have a severe skin condition and overgrown claws – with one of the dogs having claws which curled under into the pads of his foot.

Neither of them were wearing collars or were microchipped. Both dogs, who have been named Keith and Albert, are now in the RSPCA’s care.

They were … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after four baby rabbits were dumped on the doorstep of a Rugeley home.

The bunnies – three males and one female, all around five weeks old – were found at the front door of a house in Curzon Place on Friday evening (25 November). They had been placed in two cat carriers.

RSPCA inspector Nicola Johnson, who is investigating, said they could have been there for hours. “It was very cold during the day … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a magpie and blackbird were shot and killed in the same Burton street within the same two weeks. 
The body of the wild bird was found in a garden in Kingsdale Croft, in Stretton, on Tuesday 20 September, with a bullet wound in his body.
A body of a blackbird, which had also been shot, was found in the street earlier this month.
RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant said: “It is obviously very concerning … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information following reports of a dog being beaten in Burton.

Members of the public witnessed a man beating his dog with a chain lead – which had a padlock on it – at Coopers Square shopping centre, in Burton, at around 11.20am on Friday, 24 June.

The dog was a white Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog flecked with brown spots and with brown patches on his face. He was wearing a black studded leather collar.

The … Continue reading…