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…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after an emaciated and injured dog was found in a street in Runcorn.

A member of the public found the Staffordshire bull terrier-type dog in Shepherds Row, at 8.30pm on Thursday 21 September.

The dog, thought to be around 10 years old, had an old leg fracture, a skin condition, severe muscle wastage, sores on his feet and legs and an ulcer on his eye.

He was in such a bad way that he … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after four kittens were abandoned in Stoke-on-Trent – of which two sadly died.

The week-old kittens were crying when they were found in a box at the side of a road in Settle Grove on Thursday 31 August. The member of the public who found them took the kittens back to their home and called the RSPCA.

Sadly, two of the kittens died overnight. The surviving two – who have been named Doris and … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after receiving reports that ducks are being shot at on a Walsall canal.

A member of the public contacted the animal welfare charity on Thursday 31 August after witnessing two ducks being shot dead with a pellet gun on a canal behind a row of houses in St John’s Close.

RSPCA inspector Laura Bryant said: “We are very concerned to hear that someone is deliberately targeting wildlife in such a cruel way. There have … Continue reading…

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a kitten was dumped in a tied-up carrier bag in a Staffordshire street.

A member of the public was alerted to the black and white cat, thought to be around ten months old, after noticing the carrier bag moving in Carver Road, Burton-on-Trent.

The cat had blood around her neck, thought to be as a result of a collar being too tight, and was covered in fleas.

She had a distinctive piece of … Continue reading…