The RSPCA is investigating after the body of a dog with a weight around his neck and the body of a cat were pulled out of a canal in Liverpool.

The bodies were discovered yesterday (Thursday 19 May) in the canal at Marsh Lane, in Bootle, by a member of the public.

The male black dog – thought to be a lhasa apso or a terrier-type breed – was wearing a black collar which had a 1.25kg black exercise weight … Continue reading…

A three-legged cat from Macclesfield who went missing for a month has been reunited with her family – after she was found 45 miles away in Liverpool.

Brandy, an 11-year-old tabby and white cat who had a leg amputated when she was two, was reunited with her worried family thanks to her microchip.

Owner Tracy Lake, of Nicholson Avenue, in Hurdsfield, Macclesfield, said she feared the worst after Brandy, who has been a house cat for the last three years, … Continue reading…

A cat found covered in oil has been rescued by the RSPCA – and has been named Diesel after his ordeal.

The RSPCA received a call from a concerned member of the public who found the black-and-white male cat smelling very strongly of fuel in Price Street, Birkenhead.

RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes said: “Poor Diesel was covered in some sort of oil, which left him very unwell.

“The only way to get this oil off him was to completely shave … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for people who witnessed an alleged dog attack on a cat in Liverpool to come forward with information.

The charity has been made aware of a post on social media over the weekend, which states that a Staffordshire Bull terrier-type dog fatally attacked a ginger cat in Delamore Street, Kirkdale, on Tuesday 2 February while the dog owner watched.

The dog was allegedly off his lead when the incident occurred.

RSPCA spokeswoman Rachel Butler said: “At … Continue reading…

A plucky tawny owl had to be rescued by the RSPCA after he fell down a chimney and got stuck.

In a scene worthy of Harry Potter, the owl had got himself trapped in a log burner of a house in Vicarage Lane, in Neston, Cheshire, on Tuesday evening (26 January).

RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes, who helped to free the owl, said: “He was properly jammed in there and the only way I could get him out was to remove … Continue reading…