The RSPCA is appealing for information after five dead kittens were found in a child’s backpack dumped behind a row of houses in Nottingham.

The bodies of the black-and-white kittens, who were all thought to be around five weeks old, were found by a woman in Lodgewood Close, in Bulwell, on Monday (3 October).

RSPCA inspector Kristy Ludlam, who is investigating, said: “This is a very sad incident which will no doubt shock people who live in the area. The … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is investigating after a cat shot with an air rifle in Nottingham had to have her leg amputated.

Phoebe, a six-year-old ginger-and-white cat, suffered the injury on Sunday morning last weekend (26 June) near to her home in Glebe Road, Carlton.

She was taken to a vet, where X-rays showed that the pellet had shattered her front left leg so severely that it needed to be removed.

Phoebe’s owner, Tina Humphreys, 39, said: “My husband let Phoebe out … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was caught in an illegal gin trap in Nottingham.

The cat – a 10-month-old black and white male cat named Will – suffered serious leg injuries on 14 April after getting caught in the trap, which had been set behind houses in Gladstone Street, Nottingham. Will suffered a broken leg and has spent the last two weeks at the vets – including time in intensive care – but returned home last … Continue reading…

A man has been jailed after photos were found on his phone of his dogs being set on badgers.

Paul Tomlinson (DOB 24/06/1986), of Melford Road, Nottingham, was found guilty after a trial in January of one charge of keeping three dogs for use in connection with an animal fight, under section 8 of the Animal Welfare Act 2006, and two charges of willfully killing or attempting to kill a badger, under section 1 of the Protection of Badgers Act … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot in the eye in Nottinghamshire.

Mittens, a three-year-old grey and black male tabby, was found by his owner Linda Miran with an eye injury last Monday morning.

Linda, thinking Mittens had been in a fight or had conjunctivitis, took him to the vets, where a pellet was discovered in his bottom eyelid.

Linda, of Inham Road, Chilwell, said: “I let Mittens out on Sunday evening, and on Monday morning … Continue reading…