The RSPCA is appealing for information after five sheep have been killed in a Staffordshire field over the course of a fortnight following suspected dog attacks.

The animal charity has been contacted over concerns about the deaths of the animals in Caverswall Common, in Stoke-on-Trent, since the start of October. The most recent incident was on Monday 16 October.

It is thought that somebody has been damaging stiles and cutting fences to get into the field with dogs. All of … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a cat was shot with an air rifle in Perry Barr, Birmingham.

The six-year-old cat, named Coco, was found to have an injury to the side of her body by her concerned owner, on 22 September.

She was taken to the vets where an x-ray confirmed that she had two pellets in the side of her body.

As the pellets were deep under her skin, it was decided that they were best left … Continue reading…

A chinchilla has been rescued by the RSPCA after being abandoned in a food waste bin in Warwick.

A member of the public contacted the animal charity after finding the small animal in the bin on the roadside, next to a bus stop in Emscote Road.

Thankfully the chinchilla was in a good body condition, however he did not have any food or water left with him.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) Ben Jones said: “The person who found the … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is urging people with information to come forward after a man was seen beating a dog on a bus in Walsall.

The animal charity was contacted by a worried member of the public who witnessed the incident on the 10A bus from Walsall to Brownhills, on Thursday last week (12 October) at around 4.25pm.

RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant said: “The caller witnessed a man inflict several blows to the side of the dog, who appeared frightened and had … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a badger was shot in Derbyshire.

A member of the public contacted the animal charity after finding the injured badger in Longcliffe, Brassington, on Wednesday, 11 October.

An RSPCA inspector arrived to collect the badger, however sadly she died in the inspector’s van while on the way to a vets in Ashbourne.

RSPCA inspector Mick Darling said: “The badger was discovered at the side of the footpath and she had an entry and … Continue reading…