The RSPCA is investigating after a cat was shot in the neck with an air rifle in Liverpool.

Nine-year-old Polly had to have surgery after the pellet lodged in the vertebrae of her neck, in what could have been a fatal injury.

She was taken to Alder Vets, in Eaton Road, by her worried owners after she returned home walking abnormally on Wednesday last week (23 November).

RSPCA inspector Claire Fisher said: “Polly’s owners knew instantly something was wrong, and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated puppy was dumped in the middle of a street in Liverpool, so poorly that onlookers thought he was dead.

The male dog, around three months old, was found collapsed in Queens Drive by a passer-by on Thursday morning (15 September).

The dog, who has been named Francis, was so weak that he could not open his mouth or stand up. He was taken back to a house, where he refused all … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a poorly dog was found abandoned and collapsed on the floor outside a rescue centre in Liverpool.

The female Staffordshire bull terrier was discovered at the entrance of the Dog’s Trust centre in Whiston Lane, Huyton, on Monday morning (5 September) – so weak she could not stand. The dog was so still that the person who found her initially thought she was a pile of clothes.

The dog was covered in mange … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a dog was found stabbed to death near a Liverpool park.

The male white American bulldog, named Turbo, was found dead with stab wounds at 10.30pm on Wednesday, 24 August. He had last been seen by his owner at 8.30pm in his garden in Glaslyn Way, where it is thought he was taken from but his body was discovered in Cavendish Drive.

An RSPCA spokeswoman said: “We believe that this poor dog was taken from … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people to dispose of fishing litter properly after a swan had to be rescued when she got a fishing hook stuck in her neck.

The swan was spotted by members of the public at Spike Island, in Widnes, on Monday (23 May) with the triple-barbed pike hook stuck in her throat.

RSPCA inspector Louise Showering said: “We managed to catch the swan and take her immediately to a vets.

“Thankfully, the tackle had not done too … Continue reading…