An urgent search for information has been launched by the RSPCA, following the emergence of a “shocking, disturbing and distressing video” appearing to show a man biting the head off a live pigeon.

Footage shared with the animal welfare charity appears to show a man gaining access to the bird by hitting at its nesting place with a stick.

He then grabs hold of the bird – whose wings are flapping – and seems to bite the head from … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a hamster was abandoned by a man in a park in Sutton Coldfield.

A member of the public was walking through Newhall Park on Tuesday (April 3) when they saw a bald man in his mid-30s wearing jeans and a black jacket walking with the empty hamster cage after letting the hamster out.

The member of the public contacted the RSPCA and Animal Collection Officer (ACO) Cara Gibbon collected the poor hamster, now … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is searching for the owner of a green parrot – potentially an Australian king – who was found flying around the school grounds of the Cardiff and Vale College.

RSPCA Cymru officers were alerted after the bird was seen at the College’s Trowbridge Road site on Wednesday (21 March), having been confined by College staff after she flew into a window.

The parrot is owned, and is wearing a ring. However, she is not microchipped, prompting the charity … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog with a broken leg was abandoned in a park in Northwich.

The lurcher-type dog, named Bow, was found tied to a tree in Neumann’s Flash country park, in Old Warrington Lane, on Thursday 28 December.

She had a broken back leg and bruising to her abdomen, as well as scars on her face and other smaller, older wounds on her body.

The member of the public who found her took her … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was found stabbed to death in a garden shed in Leicester.

Staffordshire bull terrier Snowy was found with the fatal injuries in a shed in the garden of her home in Hand Close on Friday, 29 December.

The incident is believed to have happened between 26 and 29 December.

RSPCA inspector Beth Boyd, who is investigating, said: “This is an absolutely despicable crime that we are taking very seriously. We would … Continue reading…