The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found stabbed to death in a garden shed in Leicester.

Staffordshire bull terrier Snowy was found with the fatal injuries in a shed in the garden of her home in Hand Close on Friday, 29 December.

The incident is believed to have happened between 26 and 29 December.

RSPCA inspector Beth Boyd, who is investigating, said: “This is an absolutely despicable crime that we are taking very seriously. We would … Continue reading…

A badger has been released back into the wild after being rescued from the bottom of a sewage tank in Leicester.

The RSPCA teamed up with Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service to rescue the animal, who had fallen down into the 15ft-deep tank at sewage treatment works in Enderby Road, Whetstone, on Wednesday last week (15 November).

So that he could be safely rescued, the badger was sedated before the fire crew went down into the tank from a ladder. … Continue reading…

A kitten who was rescued from a skip at a recycling centre in Leicester aged just six weeks old is looking for a new home after recovering from a serious leg injury.

Staff at Wastecycle, in Enderby Road Industrial Estate, Whetstone, contacted the RSPCA after finding the kitten among rubbish on 10 October.

The kitten had an injured and bleeding leg when she was found, and it was initially feared that she would need her leg amputating.

But RSPCA … Continue reading…

Two cats with a severe flea allergy are recovering after being abandoned in a Leicester park.

The cats – a male and a female – were discovered by a member of the public in a plastic carrier on Aylestone Recreation Ground, in Knighton Lane, on Thursday last week (1 June).

They are now in the RSPCA’s care, where they have been given the names Dandelion and Burdock.

RSPCA Animal Collection Officer Sharon Knight, who collected the cats, said: “They had … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a tarantula the size of a hand was abandoned on a Leicester street.

The spider was found, on Friday (May 5), in a plastic box by a member of the public on Narborough Road, near to the junction of Ivy Road.

The spider has been identified as a Brazilian salmon pink bird-eating tarantula, the third largest species of tarantula in the world which can grow up to a leg-span of 10 inches. The … Continue reading…