Hundreds of visitors are expected to attend the opening of Derby’s newly refurbished RSPCA Abbey Street Animal Rehoming Centre over the bank holiday weekend – including the stars of a hit television show.

The centre, which has undergone an exciting refurbishment of their kennel facilities, will be officially opened by Baasit and Umar Siddiqui from the popular Channel Four TV show Gogglebox.

The Derby pair, who are big supporters of the local animal welfare charity, will attend the in Abbey … Continue reading…

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…