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…

A stag who had to be rescued after getting his antlers tangled in netting in Mansfield has been released back into the wild.

The RSPCA was contacted on Monday morning (6 Nov) after a concerned member of the public saw the stag in distress in a field in Jubilee Way North. Next to him was another stag who was dead after being strangled by the netting.

RSPCA inspector Keith Ellis attended and, with the help of Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue … 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…

An elderly cat who was attacked by a group of teenagers on a Derby street in broad daylight has found her happy ending.

Nineteen-year-old Snoopy was kicked a number of times, had bottles thrown at her and a skateboard ran over her body in Coleman Street, Alvaston, on 29 June this year.

Witnesses to the attack reported frightened Snoopy struggling to get away.

She was rescued by RSPCA inspector Sarah Gardner and was taken to the charity’s Derby branch, in … Continue reading…