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 suffered such serious injuries from having her tail yanked that she had to be put to sleep.

The two-year-old white and tortoiseshell female cat was found by her owner with the injuries after she went missing for 14 hours – between 8am and 10pm – on Saturday 21 May, from her home in Riddell Avenue, in Langold, Nottinghamshire.

She was immediately taken to a vet by her owner, who assessed injuries … 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…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after 17 canaries were dumped in a sealed-up box at the side of a rural road in Nottinghamshire.

A member of the public found the birds at the side of Blidworth Waye, in Papplewick, on Tuesday last week (1 March). The box they were in had been sealed and was wet-through following wet weather.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Karen Brannan said: “We don’t know for sure how long they were there for, but they … 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…