The RSPCA is urging people to carefully consider the needs of a pet before taking one on – after three hamsters were dumped on a Birmingham street in a shoebox which had “free hamsters” written on it.

The hamsters were left on a footbridge over a ford in the Sarehole Mill area. There were three hamsters in the box – but the lid was open, so there may have been more who escaped.

Rachel Butler, RSPCA spokeswoman for Birmingham, said: … Continue reading…

A dog has been found shot in the head twice in a field in Old Eldon, Shildon, County Durham.

 

The female Dogue de Bordeaux had recently had puppies and was extremely emaciated.

 

X-rays show she suffered a fractured skull and veterinary opinion is that she would have suffered for some time before she died.

RSPCA chief inspector Mark Gent said: “I suspect this dog has had puppies, which have drained her fat reserves as she has not being … Continue reading…

The emaciated body of a Staffy puppy has been found in a tiny crate on the side of a road near Doncaster Sheffield Airport.  

 

The eight month old dog was surrounded by rotting human food which had clearly been pushed through the bars or thrown into the crate including bread, chips, chicken nuggets and meatballs.

 

He was found by a cyclist on a grass verge on High Common Lane, Austerfield, Doncaster at 12.35pm yesterday (Thursday 26 October).

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The RSPCA is appealing for information after an extremely poorly tiny puppy was found abandoned in woodland in Kirkham this week.

 

A member of the public was walking along a footpath through a wooded area off Station Road on Tuesday afternoon (17 October) when they found the frightened German shepherd puppy.

 

RSPCA inspector Amy McIntosh, investigating, said: “The walker was very worried about her as she appeared to be alone, was staggering around and couldn’t walk properly so … Continue reading…

A chinchilla has been rescued by the RSPCA after being abandoned in a food waste bin in Warwick.

A member of the public contacted the animal charity after finding the small animal in the bin on the roadside, next to a bus stop in Emscote Road.

Thankfully the chinchilla was in a good body condition, however he did not have any food or water left with him.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) Ben Jones said: “The person who found the … Continue reading…