A cat suffered after her owner killed her by hitting her over the head with a hammer three times, a court has heard.

The cat, called Lupo, could be heard screaming by neighbours during the early morning attack on 4 July last year in the garden of a house in Mulberry Gardens, in Bulwell, Nottingham.

Lupo’s owner Adrian Straw (DOB 23/6/63) appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court today (Friday 5 January) to be sentenced, after he pleaded guilty at an earlier … Continue reading…

A man who pinned two kittens to the floor and beat them to death has been jailed for 20 weeks.

Aaron Jay Barker, aged 26, of Songthrush Avenue, in Basford, Nottingham, was found guilty yesterday (Tuesday 19 December) of causing unnecessary suffering to the two kittens following a two-day trial at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

The court case heard evidence from an RSPCA inspector who investigated the case, and from vet experts.

The prosecution was brought by the RSPCA after Barker … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a 7ft-long Burmese python was abandoned in a box in Nottingham.

A member of the public found the snake in a plastic box with no air-holes in Kentwood Road, Sneinton, on Monday (9 October) afternoon. They contacted the police, who took the snake to the RSPCA’s Radcliffe branch.

The snake has now gone to a specialist exotics vets to be cared for, after which it will be moved to a rescue centre for … Continue reading…

An RSPCA rescue had a ‘hoppy’ ending – after 12 frogs were rescued from the bottom of an 8ft-deep hole in a Nottingham garden.

The animal charity was contacted by the concerned caller who had noticed that there were a number of frogs at the bottom of the pit in his garden, who were all unable to get out.

RSPCA inspector Sarah Gardner went to the house in Bramcote Lane, Beeston, to free the amphibians, shortly after receiving the call … Continue reading…

Two seabirds who had been blown off course have been rescued from landlocked Nottingham – 80 miles away from the coast.

The Manx shearwaters were found in different locations in the city – one in the Dunkirk area of the city and the other in the Mapperley Park area.

Both were lethargic but uninjured. It is thought they had become exhausted as a result of being blown off course.

They have now been transferred to the RSPCA’s Stapeley Grange Wildlife … Continue reading…