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…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a man reportedly mistreated a dog outside a pub in Stoke-on-Trent.

Witnesses who saw the incident said that the man threw the dog in the air a number of times and let her drop to the floor.

He was confronted by members of the public following the incident, on Thursday evening (12 Oct) outside The Greyhound pub in Manor Court Street, Penkhull, but he walked away and left the dog behind.

The dog, … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a man randomly kicked a dog who was waiting outside a shop for her owner.

The man was caught on CCTV attacking the dog, a four-year-old beagle named Izzy, outside One Stop in Bramhall Lane, Stockport, at 10.50am on Wednesday (11 October).

Izzy had been waiting for her owner, Danielle Duce, when the incident happened.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer Steve Wickham said: “It is difficult footage to watch. It is a completely random … 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…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after the body of a pig with his legs tied together was pulled out of a river in Stockport.

A member of the public contacted the RSPCA on Friday morning (29 September) after seeing the pig in the river by a weir, in Otterspool, in Romiley.

RSPCA Animal Welfare Officer (AWO) Steve Wickham and a crew from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended to remove the body.

AWO Wickham said: “At this stage … Continue reading…