The RSPCA in Coventry is looking to rehome a very special dog who has not had any interest from potential adopters.

Holly, an eight-year-old Staffordshire bull terrier, is a hermaphrodite – meaning she has both male and female reproductive organs.

Danni Holder, kennel supervisor at the branch, said: “Canine hermaphrodites are very rare, so Holly is a very special dog to us. This doesn’t cause Holly any physical issues or difficulties, but it might put people off from adopting her. … Continue reading…

An RSPCA rescue dog who urgently needed heart surgery has had the life-saving operation – thanks to generous donations from the public.

Five-year-old terrier Molly had a heart block, which meant that her heart could not beat properly. Without a pacemaker, her lifespan would have been reduced.

A fundraising appeal was launched by the RSPCA’s Coventry branch earlier this month to pay for the surgery – with the £2,500 target being met within three hours. Her heart operation was booked … Continue reading…

The RSPCA’s Coventry branch has launched an appeal to raise £2,500 for one of its resident dogs who urgently needs a heart pacemaker.

Terrier-cross Molly arrived at the branch in May last year, after her previous owner did not care for her properly. She had a severe skin condition which made her very sore and uncomfortable, and it took many months for her to recover.

But just as the branch was getting her ready for rehoming, it was discovered that … Continue reading…

Four ducks and three turkeys were rescued by the RSPCA after they were spotted at a service station on the M6.

The animal welfare charity were called after the birds were spotted by staff at Corley Service Station, on the M6 northbound near Coventry, on Thursday morning last week (6 October).

The birds, all in good health, were initially thought to have strayed, however despite local enquiries being made, no owner has been found – leading RSPCA officers to believe … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is reminding people about the importance of cat neutering after a spate of cat abandonments at the charity’s Coventry branch.

One of the cats abandoned at the Coundon Wedge Drive centre in recent weeks was particularly vulnerable as she was heavily pregnant, and another was dumped on a hot day.

Jade Mason, the branch’s cattery supervisor, said staff were concerned that people were abandoning animals at the branch. She said: “This puts the cats in a very vulnerable … Continue reading…