The RSPCA is investigating after a pet owner found her two rabbits with badly broken legs.

The devastated owner took the rabbits straight to the vet after the horrifying discovery at her home in Coppice Side, Swadlincote, on Sunday, 17 July. The vet then contacted the RSPCA as they believed that the injuries had been deliberate.

Sadly, both of the rabbits – named Storm and Coco – were so seriously injured that the decision was made to put them to … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a swan was shot in Staffordshire.

A member of the public witnessed a man aiming at and shooting the swan on a lake at Croxall Lakes nature reserve in Croxall Road, in Alrewas, at 9am on Thursday, 7 July. A body of a swan was later found nearby.

RSPCA inspector Kate Levesley, who is investigating, said: “This is a shocking incident which would have been very distressing for anyone who saw it.

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The RSPCA is appealing for information following reports of a dog being beaten in Burton.

Members of the public witnessed a man beating his dog with a chain lead – which had a padlock on it – at Coopers Square shopping centre, in Burton, at around 11.20am on Friday, 24 June.

The dog was a white Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog flecked with brown spots and with brown patches on his face. He was wearing a black studded leather collar.

The … Continue reading…