A hungry cat had to be rescued after he got an empty tin can jammed on his head.

The RSPCA was contacted by a worried woman who spotted the cat under her car on the driveway of her home in Longton Lane, Prescot, Merseyside, on Thursday morning last week.

Inspector Helen Smith attended and managed to pull the tin off his head – before the uninjured but sheepish cat made a dash for it.

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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…

An elderly cat has been found in the Cardiff area – prompting a search for his owner.

RSPCA Cymru was contacted on Wednesday (11 October), after a ginger cat – struggling to walk, and with cuts on his ears – was found on Harriet Street, in the Roath area of the city.

The cat is underweight, and has fleas – and remains in the care of the charity. He is neutered, indicating the cat may well have an owner, and … Continue reading…

A tiny kitten who was on the verge of death has been safely rescued by the RSPCA and Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service from a derelict boarded-up house – after worried neighbours reported hearing her “screaming the street down” in the days before being found.

The emaciated kitten was extremely weak when the RSPCA and the fire service prised off the door from the crumbling building in Stonehill Street, Liverpool, on Saturday (7 October).

She was found huddled in a … Continue reading…

A man from Lancashire has been jailed for 12 weeks and disqualified from keeping animals for five years after allowing his dog and cat to starve to death.

Jamie Birtwhistle (D.O.B 31.05.86) of Nuttall Street Mews, Nuttall Street, Accrington appeared before Blackburn Magistrates’ Court on Friday (6 October).

 

At a previous hearing he pleaded guilty to failing to meet the needs of Staffy ‘Bella’ and cat ‘Storm’ by failing to provide them with an adequate diet between 1 October … Continue reading…