A Wrexham cat faces the shocking prospect of potentially having his leg amputated after getting caught in an illegal gin trap.

The male ginger cat – named Tigger Bob – returned to his Maelor Avenue home in Penycae, with the device trapped to his leg.

It is unclear who put the trap down, or the circumstances behind how the poor cat came to be caught by the gin trap. The incident is believed to have taken place on Wednesday (17 … Continue reading…

A man who pinned two kittens to the floor and beat them to death has been jailed for 20 weeks.

Aaron Jay Barker, aged 26, of Songthrush Avenue, in Basford, Nottingham, was found guilty yesterday (Tuesday 19 December) of causing unnecessary suffering to the two kittens following a two-day trial at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

The court case heard evidence from an RSPCA inspector who investigated the case, and from vet experts.

The prosecution was brought by the RSPCA after Barker … Continue reading…

Snow may have fallen across much of North Wales in recent days – but one snowy-coloured, long-stay feline at the RSPCA Bryn-Y-Maen Animal Centre continues to search for his second chance of happiness.

Monty, a four-year-old domestic shorthair, is a gentle giant, and is looking for a calm and peaceful new home to match his chilled-out personality.

He has been in the RSPCA’s care since June, after he was seen by a member of the public straying in the Conwy … Continue reading…

A neglected cat from Liverpool who had been abandoned in a house is due to star on the small screen in the new Channel 5 show Jo Brand’s Cats and Kittens.  

Scatty was rescued by the RSPCA after concerned neighbours reported that they believed the cat had been abandoned in the house after the tenants moved out.

RSPCA inspector Paul Heaton attended the property with the landlord. When they entered the house, they found underweight Scatty living amongst her … Continue reading…

A cat has been found hanged from a 6ft fence by a dressing gown cord at a Manchester church.

 

The white and ginger cat appeared to be healthy and the RSPCA is urging his owner, and anyone with any information, to get in touch.

The shocking discovery was made by a churchgoer heading to a service at Moston Spiritual Church on Church Lane, Moston just after 7pm on Monday night (20 November).

 

RSPCA inspector Danielle Jennings said: “At … Continue reading…