An elderly cat who was attacked by a group of teenagers on a Derby street in broad daylight has found her happy ending.

Nineteen-year-old Snoopy was kicked a number of times, had bottles thrown at her and a skateboard ran over her body in Coleman Street, Alvaston, on 29 June this year.

Witnesses to the attack reported frightened Snoopy struggling to get away.

She was rescued by RSPCA inspector Sarah Gardner and was taken to the charity’s Derby branch, in … Continue reading…

The RSPCA in Derby has launched a fundraising appeal for a kitten who has come into its care with severely protruding eyes thought to be a result of a serious head injury.

Twelve-week-old Rupert came into the RSPCA’s care after being found straying in the street. Both his eyes are protruding from their sockets – a medical condition frequently associated with severe head trauma.

After being examined by a vet, it has been determined that his eyes will need to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a group of teenagers attacked an elderly cat in broad daylight in a Derby street.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA yesterday after witnessing the incident at 4.20pm yesterday (Thursday 29 June) in Coleman Street, Alvaston.

RSPCA inspector Sarah Gardner said: “The group of teenagers – there were 11 of them, of which two were girls – had surrounded the cat and were throwing bottles and cans at him, clearly tormenting … Continue reading…

Three kittens who were abandoned on a door step in Pear Tree are recovering in the RSPCA’s care.

The tiny kittens were just 10 days old when they were found by a member of the public in Pear Tree, on 15 May. They are currently being cared for by staff at the RSPCA’s Derby branch, in Abbey Street, where they are being hand-reared.

They have been given the names Yoda, Gonzo and Rizzo, and are all doing well.

Kerry Draper, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA in Derby is urging people who are head over heels for hamsters to get in touch – after the centre became inundated with 40 baby hamsters.

Twelve adult Syrian hamsters were taken in to the Abbey Street rehoming centre last month by an RSPCA inspector, after they weren’t being cared for properly in their previous home – however, it soon became apparent that all of the females were pregnant.

Since then, 40 babies have been born and are … Continue reading…